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?
2 answers • 28 May 2010
is there any updates / news on uses of cephalexin and its dosages?
1 answer • 17 Apr 2012
i was given cephalexin and told to take benadryl due to being pregnant and sick. I was hit with a random drug test at work and it showed up ...
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Which antibiotic can be substituted most closely to cephalexin?
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my man has an infection on butt cheek can he take cephalexin 500 mg
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