Bio-Cef (Oral)


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Bio-Cef (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Bio-Cef (Oral)

Bio-Cef (Oral) Medication Classification

CEPHALEXIN (By mouth)

Bio-Cef (Oral) Brandname

Keflex, Keftab, Bio-Cef

Bio-Cef (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Cephalexin (sef-a-LEX-in) Treats bacterial infections.Belongs to a class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics.

When To Not Use Bio-Cef (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to cephalosporin medicine such as Ceclor®, Velosef®, or Suprax®.

How Should You Use Bio-Cef (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Shake the oral liquid well each time you use it.
  • Measure your oral liquid dose carefully with a measuring spoon or a medicine cup.
  • Keep taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop, even if you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your infection may come back.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.

Proper Bio-Cef (Oral) Storage

Store Bio-Cef (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Bio-Cef (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Bio-Cef (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking birth control pills or probenecid (Benemid®, ColBENEMID®) while taking cephalexin.

Bio-Cef (Oral) Warnings

  • Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to penicillin medicines.
  • If you have severe diarrhea while taking cephalexin, check with your doctor before taking medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • Cefalexin may cause incorrect results with some urine sugar tests used by patients with diabetes.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

Bio-Cef (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash or hives
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Severe stomach pain or vomiting
  • Blistering or peeling skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Sore mouth or tongue
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Joint aches and pains

Bio-Cef (Oral) Ratings

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