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Cephalexin Monohydrate: Oral capsule

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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: RX657 RX657 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: RX656 RX656 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A 43 500 mg 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Novopharm USA Inc
Pill Identification: N 084 250 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
West-Ward Pharmaceutical
Pill Identification: J1 J1 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Virtus Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: 802 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Virtus Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: 801 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: LOGO 4073 LOGO 4073 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: LOGO 4074 LOGO 4074 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: J1 J1 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 93 3147 93 3147 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
West-Ward Pharmaceutical
Pill Identification: J2 J2 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Novopharm USA Inc
Pill Identification: N 114 500 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A 42 250 mg 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 93 3145 93 3145 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 93 3147 93 3147 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A 42 250 mg 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 3147 93 3147,TEVA 3147 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 3145 93 3145 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: 294 294 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX657 RX657 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 250 LUPIN 250 LUPIN 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX656 RX656 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A 43 500 mg 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 500 LUPIN 500 LUPIN 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: J2 J2 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: J2 J2 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 293 293 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 294 294 
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Cephalexin 750mg Cap
Ascend Laboratories, LLC a Subsidiary of Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Pill Identification: CEP 750 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: 802 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: 801 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: J1 J1 
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Cephalexin 250mg Cap
Karalex Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: 140 KLX 
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Cephalexin 500mg Cap
Karalex Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: 141 KLX 
How This Drug Works
Beta Lactam Antibiotics
Beta-lactam antibiotics include Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Carbapenams and treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria's strongest protection from the environment.
"Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria&#39;s strongest protection from the environment.<br><br> Bacteria are everywhere. Some can be &#34;good&#34; bacteria but infections can occur when large amounts of any type of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Bacteria multiply by growing and splitting in half. One of the last steps in this process is sealing off the opening in the cell wall.<br><br> Beta&#45Lactam antibiotics have a commonly shaped structural piece, called the &#34;Beta&#45;Lactam ring,&#34; which allows these drugs to bind proteins and, in turn, prevent the formation of a cell wall. Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics attach to and inactivate enzymes in the bacterial cell membrane. This interferes with how bacteria form their cell wall, which stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Cephalexin Monohydrate: Oral capsule

What is this medicine?

CEPHALEXIN (sef a LEX in) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Keflex: Oral capsule

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cephalexin Monohydrate: Oral capsule
Usage by Gender
63.62%
36.38%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
19.01%
17.71%
22.32%
40.95%
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