Treats bacterial infections. Keflex (cephalexin) is good for treating many bacterial infections, and is available as a generic. Kills bacteria. Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. You may need to use another form of birth control along with your birth control pills. It's also best taken on an empty stomach but it can cause an upset stomach. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.08 Keflex
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Side effects Keflex Penicillin
The Keflex FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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The Penicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Penicillin side effects » How it works Keflex Penicillin Keflex (cephalexin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering. Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering. Type of medication Keflex Penicillin Prescription only Prescription only Available as Keflex Penicillin Used for Keflex Penicillin Risk factors for serious side effects Keflex Penicillin › Weakened immune system › Not taking Keflex (cephalexin) correctly › History of penicillin or cephalosporin allergies Detailed Keflex (cephalexin) risks & warnings » › Prior severe allergic reaction to Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) Detailed Penicillin Vk (penicillin) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
Food Keflex Penicillin › Can take with or without food. › Can be taken with or without food. No food related info. Upsides and benefits Keflex Penicillin › 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. › Available in generic. › Available in different forms: tablet, capsule and suspension. › Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Downsides and risks Keflex Penicillin › 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. › Many bacteria have developed resistance. Your doctor may run tests to see if Penicillin will work on your infection. › Can make birth control pills less effective. › Best taken on an empty stomach, but can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Keflex Penicillin › 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. › Take this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to. › If you're taking birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective. › Try to take it on an empty stomach. If this gives you an upset stomach, take it with food. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Learn more More about Keflex Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Penicillin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert