This overview does not include all the information available about this medication. It doesn't guarantee your personal safety while using it. And it doesn't guarantee that the medication will be effective or suitable for you. You should not trust it over advice from a medical professional.
Contact your health provider for accurate information about this medication and your treatment. You can update your UTI treatment online by requesting a provider callback via your patient dashboard.
This medication treats a broad range of bacterial infections—including urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Cephalexin is an Cephalosporin antibiotic UTI medicine. It works by impeding bacterial growth. It does not treat viral infections like the common cold or flu. The unnecessary or excessive use of any antibiotic can reduce Cephalexin’s effectiveness.
Cephalexin overdose symptoms include persistent vomiting, bloody urine and seizures.
Call 911 immediately if you experience overdose symptoms like loss of consciousness or difficulty breathing. For less severe symptoms, contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
Your provider has prescribed this UTI medication for your specific, current condition. Do not share this medication with others. Don't use it for a following infection unless instructed by a healthcare provider.
Stay up-to-date with periodic laboratory and/or medical tests. Such tests include complete blood counts, kidney and liver function assessments and urine cultures. These will track your progress and help you identify side effects. Request a callback from your healthcare provider for further details.
Forget to take a dose? Take it as soon as you remember. If nearing the time for your next scheduled dose, don’t take a dose to catch up. Instead, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
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