Keflex 500mg Capsules 20
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Drug Name: cephalexin
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KEFLEX - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet is designed to provide you with answers to some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the
available information and does not take the place of talking with your doctor.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has more information about this medicine than is contained in this leaflet. Also,
your doctor has had the benefit of taking a full and detailed history from you and is in the best position to make an expert
judgement to meet your individual needs.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with this medicine. You may need to read it again.
What Keflex is used for
The name of your medicine is Keflex. It contains the active ingredient cephalexin monohydrate.
Keflex belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your
Keflex is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria. Keflex can be used to treat infections of the:
respiratory tract (throat, tonsils, chest and lungs)
ears (otitis media)
kidneys and bladder (genitourinary tract).
Your doctor may have prescribed Keflex for another reason.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why Keflex has been prescribed for you.
Before taking Keflex
You should tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions or if you have ever experienced any of these conditions.
It is very important that your doctor is aware of these matters when determining whether or not to prescribe Keflex.
When you must NOT take Keflex
Do NOT take Keflex
if you have had an allergic reaction to Keflex, other cephalosporins or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet (see
'Product Description'). Signs of an allergic reaction may include itching of the skin, shortness of breath and swelling of the tongue
if you have had a serious allergic reaction to penicillin.
if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
if the expiry date on the pack has passed. If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed it may not work as well.
Before you start to take Keflex
You must tell your doctor
if you have had any type of allergic reaction to penicillin medicines. You may have an increased chance of being allergic to
Keflex if you are allergic to penicillins.
if you are taking any other medicines including any that you have bought from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines may affect the way other medicines work. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to tell you what to do when
taking Keflex with other medicines.
if you have any allergies to any other substances such as foods, preservatives or dyes.
if you have or have had liver, kidney or bowel disease.
if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
Tell your doctor about these things before you take Keflex.
How to take Keflex
How much to take
Your doctor will tell you how much and how often you should take Keflex. This will depend on the type of infection. The dose varies
from patient to patient.
Adults: The usual adult dose is
250 mg every 6 hours.
Children: Your child's doctor will tell you how much Keflex your child should take. This will depend on your child's age, weight and
the type of infection.
How to take it
Keflex capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Keflex suspensions: Always shake the bottle before measuring the correct volume to give your child.
When to take it
Keflex can be taken with or without food.
How long do I take it
Continue taking Keflex until you finish the bl
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Keflex Capsules 500mg 120 (6 x 20) Authority Script
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