Cephalexin may be used in certain situations prior to vaginal delivery in females at high risk for endocarditis, and use may be considered for postcesarean delivery prophylaxis in obese females (ACOG 199 2018).
Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. Your doctor may start you on a lowered dose or a different dosing schedule. [DSC] = Discontinued productDaxbia: 333 mg [DSC] [contains brilliant blue fcf (fd&c blue #1), fd&c yellow #10 (quinoline yellow), fd&c yellow #6 (sunset yellow)]Keflex: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg [contains brilliant blue fcf (fd&c blue #1), fd&c yellow #10 (quinoline yellow), fd&c yellow #6 (sunset yellow)]Generic: 125 mg/5 mL (100 mL, 200 mL); 250 mg/5 mL (100 mL, 200 mL)Inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which in turn inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls, thus inhibiting cell wall biosynthesis. Cephalexin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. Call your doctor or local Poison Control Center, or go to the nearest emergency room.Keep these considerations in mind if your doctor prescribes cephalexin oral capsule for you.A prescription for this medication is refillable.You should not need a new prescription for this medication to be refilled. This is a decision you and your doctor will make.
Information is for End User's use only and may not be sold, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes.Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. The antibiotic Cephalexin fights bacteria inside the body. The usual dose is 250 mg taken every 6 hours, or a dose of 500 mg every 12 hours may be given. However, it can cause other side effects.The more common side effects of cephalexin oral capsule include:If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If anemia develops during or after therapy, discontinue use and work up for drug-induced hemolytic anemia.With prolonged therapy monitor renal, hepatic, and hematologic function periodically; monitor for signs of anaphylaxis during first doseCephalexin crosses the placenta and produces therapeutic concentrations in the fetal circulation and amniotic fluid (Creatsas 1980).An increased risk of major birth defects or other adverse fetal or maternal outcomes has generally not been observed following use of cephalosporin antibiotics, including cephalexin, during pregnancy.Peak concentrations in pregnant patients are similar to those in nonpregnant patients. Prolonged labor may decrease oral absorption (Griffith 1983; Paterson 1972). This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Multivitamins/Minerals (with ADEK, Folate, Iron): May decrease the serum concentration of Cephalexin. If you have a severe infection, your doctor may give you a larger dose.25–50 mg/kg of body weight per day taken in divided doses. If you have a severe infection, your doctor may give you a larger dose.1–4 grams per day taken in divided doses. Measure the medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
Throw away any unused medicine after 14 days. Animal reproduction studies with mice and rats using oral doses of cephalexin that are 0.6- and 1.2-times the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) based on body surface area during organogenesis revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus; estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for indicated population is unknown Take cephalexin at around the same times every day. The usual dose is 250 mg taken every 6 hours, or a dose of 500 mg every 12 hours may be given.