This medicine belongs to the class of drug known as cephalosporin antibiotics. As it is an antibiotic that is why, it works very best against the bacterial infection. Some of the infections in which this medicine works very best are upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. Similarly it works best for many other diseases that might be not listed but patient should use it with doctor prescription. It may create problem if patient feel any allergic problem due to use of Keflex or any other similar medicine such as Ceclor, Ceftin, Cefzil, Duricef, Fortaz, Omnicef, Spectracef, Suprax, and others. In case of kidney or liver disease, stomach or intestinal disorder such as colitis or diabetes problem patient should tell the doctor. Patient must use the medicine for exact period of time as described by the doctor. Monitor your condition properly because symptoms get better as infection completely treated. Cold and flu are the common infections and cannot be treated with Keflex. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, liver problem, kidney disease, malnourished condition and disorder of stomach. It is not harmful for unborn baby and lies in pregnancy category B by FDA. It is advised to discuss with doctor in pregnancy period or planning for pregnancy. Patient can use it with water or by dissolving the small amount of medicine in water. Pour a little quantity of water again in glass and take it again after shaking. Do not chew or swallow the medicine. Patient can use the suspension phase of the medicine and take a measured quantity of keflex by medicine spoon of this medicine. Do not miss any dose and use at the same time of each day. Missed dose can be used as soon as possible but very near to the next time may harmful. Some side effects like Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach may occur in case of medicine side effects. Doctor always prescribes the medicine to patient because he judged that it has more benefits than its side effects. White patches in the mouth and variation in vaginal discharge may occur due to side effects. Due to bacterial resistance, severe intestine condition is also associated with this medicine. Tell your doctor immediately if you feel persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain /cramping, blood/mucus in your stool. The allergic reaction of this medicine is not very common and these written side effects are not complete. Patient may suffer from any other possible effect. Patient should report the problem in food and drug administration and call to doctor for medical help. Discuss with doctor about your medical history and tell him if you had kidney disease, stomach/intestinal disease. This medicine contains sugar in liquid phase that is why diabetes patient should use it carefully. Instead, diabetes patients should ask their health care provider first before using this medicine. He will then let you know if you can take this medicine or not otherwise he will give you alternate.
Augmentin is a penicillin antibiotic and is indicated for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.
Bactrim is an antibiotic combination containing a sulfonamide antibiotic and is used for treatment of infections caused be certain bacteria.
Biaxin is a macrolide antibiotic, which is indicated for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.
Cefaclor is an antibiotic which is used for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.
Cipro is an antibiotic, used for treatment of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent or slow anthrax after exposure.
Cleocin is used for treatment of serious infections caused by certain bacteria. It is not used to treat meningitis.