Compare Keflex vs. Monurol
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 urinary tract infections.
Monurol (fosfomycin) is a good antibiotic for treating urinary tract infections.
- 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.
- Monurol (fosfomycin) is good at treating the most common causes of urinary tract infections in women.
- You only need to take 1 dose of this medicine for treatment of your urinary tract infection.
- 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.
- Although rare, Monurol (fosfomycin) can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people.
- If you are breastfeeding, you might not be able to take this medicine.
- It comes in a powder that needs to be mixed with water before taking by mouth.
- Urinary tract infection
- Complicated urinary tract infection in men
- Powder for solution
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The Keflex (cephalexin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
- Vaginal itching, pain, or discharge8%
- Stuffy and runny nose5%
- Back pain3%
- Painful menstruation3%
- Sore throat3%
- Feeling weak and without energy2%
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