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
I need to know if Cephalexin shows up in a drug urine test. I am on probation and was perscribed this antibiotic and do not want to take any chances.
1 answer • 21 Jan 2012
is there any updates / news on uses of cephalexin and its dosages?
1 answer • 17 Apr 2012
I was prescribed Cephalexin and have been taking it 4x daily now for 4 days. My other doctor prescribed Amoxicillin which was 2x daily since the ...
3 answers • 21 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 ...
1 answer • 24 Aug 2012