Compare Keflex vs. Clindesse
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats bacterial infections.
Keflex (cephalexin) is good for treating many bacterial infections, and is available as a generic.
3.7/ 5 average rating with 686 reviewsforKeflex
Treats bacterial vaginal infections with a single dose.
Clindesse (clindamycin) treats vaginal infections and is very easy to use.
- 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.
- Very easy to use and works within a few days.
- Generic available, so cost is lower.
- Doesn't have many side effects.
- You can stand up and walk around right after you use it, so you can use it at any time of day.
- 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.
- Can cause yeast infections in some women.
- After using Clindesse (clindamycin), must avoid sex and using tampons for 7 days.
- Can very rarely cause severe diarrhea.
- Cannot be used if you have bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
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The Keflex (cephalexin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
5possible side effects
- Yeast infection14%
- Back pain5%
- Bladder infection2%
Risks and risk factors
- New infections while taking Keflex (cephalexin)
- Weakened immune system
- Not taking Keflex (cephalexin) correctly
- Allergic reaction
- History of penicillin or cephalosporin allergies
- Allergy alert
- Known allergy to clindamycin
- Known allergy to lincosamides
- Severe diarrhea
- History of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Regional enteritis
- Weakened condoms and vaginal diaphragms
- Safety in girls who haven't started puberty