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How long until cephalexin works

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Duration of action?: The duration of action of Keflex is about 12 hours the shelf life of Keflex is 2-3 years if stored well.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Short half-life: Cephalexin has a short half-life, about an hour or maybe longer depending on the patient's kidney function. If you notice, you are supposed to take it ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
A few hours: It will be gone within 12-24 hours. But probably doesn't matter much: not likely to be harmful. Even if you're allergic to it, most severe allergic r ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Probiotics: The highest quality probiotics will be found in the refrigerated section of the health food store. They will be in capsule or liquid forms. Look for ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Any: Probiotics in theory would work with any antibiotic. It are independent fsctors. Probiotics will try restore or maintain flora & GI environment. A ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No wait: You could have had alcohol while you were taking it.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Few if any: Some report minor abdominal discomfort during treatment. Cross reactivity with penicillin allergy is sometimes seen, more with adults. For most it has ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably safe: It is unusual to require both these antibiotics at the same time. Confirm with the prescribing doctor(s) that both are needed. However, if needed, the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More info: If you tell us the specific side effects you are experiencing we are more likely to be able to provide a helpful answer. Consider resubmitting with c ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
About 2 days, but...: The drug will be gone from your blood and tissues within 2 days of the last dose, but if the cephalexin had an effect on your GI tract (e.g., diarrhea ... Read More
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