21 Sep 2010
No, cephalexin isn't something that can be abused by teens. It is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics and is used to fight bacteria in the body. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation, causing it to rupture, and killing the bacteria.
Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
- Cephalexin Information for Consumers
- Cephalexin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cephalexin (detailed)
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can I use cephalexin for emergency treatment for a tooth abcess?
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is there any updates / news on uses of cephalexin and its dosages?
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Which antibiotic can be substituted most closely to cephalexin?
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Cephalexin - I've been on this drug for 3 full days. The UTI is much better, but now I have diarrhea
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