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Take cephalexin exactly as it was
prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it
for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your
Take cephalexin with a full glass of water.
Dissolve the cephalexin dispersible tablet in a small amount of water, about
2 teaspoonfuls. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make
sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass,
swirl gently and drink right away. Do not swallow or chew a dispersible
Shake the cephalexin oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a
dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked
measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do
not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Take cephalexin for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor.
Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.
Cephalexin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical
tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using cephalexin.
Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture and
heat. Store the liquid medicine in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused
medication after 14 days.