Compare Keflex vs. Cedax

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Keflex
(cephalexin)

Cedax
(ceftibuten)

Treats bacterial infections. Keflex (cephalexin) is good for treating many bacterial infections, and is available as a generic.Coming soon.
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5.08Keflex
Reviews for Keflex
64%
of people (All ages) say Keflex is worth it
48%
say it works well
14%
say it's a big hassle
686 reviews
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Side effects
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How it works
KeflexCedax
Keflex (cephalexin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.Coming soon.
Type of medication
KeflexCedax
Prescription only
Available as
KeflexCedax
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
KeflexCedax
  • Acute Otitis Media Bronchitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
KeflexCedax
  • Weakened immune system
  • Not taking Keflex (cephalexin) correctly
  • History of penicillin or cephalosporin allergies
Detailed Keflex (cephalexin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    KeflexCedax
    • Can take with or without food.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    No food related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    KeflexCedax
    • Available in generic.
    • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension.
    • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    • Generally few side effects compared with other antibiotics.
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    Downsides and risks
    KeflexCedax
    • Can cause diarrhea.
    • You may need to take Keflex (cephalexin) 2 to 4 times a day, which can be hard to remember.
    • If you're allergic to penicillins or other antibiotics, you might not be able to take this medicine.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    KeflexCedax
    • Finish all of the medicine your doctor gives you, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early can cause the bacteria to develop resistance.
    • Store the suspension in the refrigerator. Shake well before using, and discard the bottle after 14 days.
    • Can take with or without food.
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