Keflex (cephalexin) is an antibiotic medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria. This can include upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and bone infections. Keflex works by fighting bacteria in your body and will not work to treat viral infections.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Common side effects of Keflex:
If you have any of the following cephalexin side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Keflex?
If you miss a dose of Keflex, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Keflex?
Generic Keflex is known as cephalexin and is available in the same 250mg and 500mg strengths.