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Cephalexin - is this a drug that can be abused by teens?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 30, 2023.

Official answer


No, cephalexin is not something that can be abused by teens. It is in a group of drugs called cephalosporins 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.

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