Cephalexin is used for treating certain bacterial infections. Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation. This weakens the cell wall, causing it to rupture, and kills the bacteria.
Use Cephalexin as directed by your doctor.
- Take Cephalexin by mouth with or without food.
- To clear up your infection completely, take Cephalexin for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
- If you miss a dose of Cephalexin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cephalexin.
Store Cephalexin at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cephalexin out of the reach of children and away from pets.