How to take Keflex
Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Keflex prescription.
Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.
Keflex can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription.
It is typically prescribed every six hours.
Some specific instructions may include 250 mg every 6 hours for 7 to 14 days. Your doctor can prescribe a dose of 500mg for more severe infections.
What to avoid while taking Keflex
Keflex has 35 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs.
It is important to avoid multivitamins when taking Keflex. Any product with zinc can interfere with absorption.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Keflex.
Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may not impact Keflex. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to fight the infection.
Stop taking Keflex immediately if you have any allergic reactions to it. Get medical assistance immediately, as there is the potential for serious allergic reactions.