Cefalexina 500 Mg

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biter Says:
What types of infections is this antibiotic used for? How long & at what dosages per day does one take it? And, is it in any way related to penicilin-based antibiotic drugs?

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David Says:
Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia and bone, ear, skin, and urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

The dosage guidelines for this medication state the following:

It is usually taken every 6 hours (four times a day) or every 12 hours (twice a day) for 7-10 days. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

Cephalexin usually comes in doses of 500mg capsules (as it did for me in the past); but it could be different for your prescription, so you'd have to ask your pharmacist or doctor what dose you are getting.

To answer your last question; Cephalexin belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. They are similar to penicillin in action and side effects (and in some cases can be substituted for penicillin). But it is not related to penicillin. If you are allergic to penicillin, you might be given Cephalexin as a replacement.

You can read more about this medication here:

Do you have any other questions or comments concerning this drug? Please post back if you do.

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david Says:
I took two cefalexina 500 instead of one do u think it is dangerous?

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ter Says:
i am 33 weeks pregnant, my doctor says i have a urinery track infections and i have been given cefalexina 500mg capsule to take every 6 hours for 7 days. Is it safe for me to take while i'm pregnant or does the medication have any negative side effect

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Marion Says:
I am a quadriplegic and have frequent urinary tract infections for which my physician prescribes antibiotics. However, I like to have some on hand in case an infection starts at the end of the week or over the weekend and when I travel. When we cruise to Mexico, we can purchase antibiotics without a prescription but I noticed this last bottle, Ayporine/Cefalexina has an extremely bad odor. Is this normal or is this a bad batch?

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Jackery Says:
I was given the 500mg version for a toe infection, with a tripple daily dosage for 4 days.. Sounds kinda low, no? This was at a free clinic in Brazil. Should i get more pills?

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Marc Says:
Yes It is possible that keflex has a rotten egg smell because it contains volatile sulfur compound

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lisa Says:
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Does cefalexina treat bacterial infection?

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floraann80 Says:
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i was put on cephalexin 500 mg and was suppose to tale two by mouth twice daily for 10 days i miss read the instructions on the prescription and was taking 1 capsule by mouth two times daily what do i do to finish the rest of my prescription. do i keep on taking it till done with all them or do i just stop cause its the tenth day?

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Georgia Says:
My dog is taking cefalexina and she throwing up. Could this cause her to do that?

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Joe Says:
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Does anyone know if cefalexina treats E COLI bacteria

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linda hanks Says:
hi my mum is taking a one day course of cefalexin treating a water infection she wants to no if thay dont work will she have to get some more of the doctor thanks

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Brown Says:
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What type of infection is this drug cefalexina used for by taking two tablet

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debbie Says:
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This is for my dog she's 78lbs I have The liquid 250mg can't read Spanish, what would her dosage be per every 8 hrs?

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Dino Says:
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Hi, I'm a 44 year old male. I'm also a lung cancer patient.. Can I drink diclofenac and cefalexina 500 mg?

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Christy Says:
Hello how is your dog? we are from southern California, my bulldog is suffering terribly health wise the vet give him this medication and i wonder if is safe..... how is you dog doing and did the medication worked??

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Roque Says:
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How long does this antibiotic start to work on one having pnewmonia?

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Malorie Fabian Says:
The box is in spanish and i can't read it so i just want to know what it is, how long i should take it and if it's okay to take this medication if i am taking Monistat for a yest infection

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John Says:
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Can.i take advil while on a regimen of septilisin 500 mg.

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