Cephalexin cuts through acne-causing bacteria and inflammation. Its calling, when it comes to acne, is to control active lesions while waiting for topical medications to kick in. Pharmaceutically speaking, Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic, so it works by fighting bacteria in your body. It will improve moderate-to-severe acne not only on your face but also on your chest and back.
Cephalexin is like the welcome committee for your topical team.
- The most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach. Oral thrush and vaginal yeast infections may occur with prolonged use. This medication rarely causes severe intestinal infection (Clostridium-dificile associated diarrhea). Symptoms can include persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramping, and blood/mucus in your stool. Allergic reaction to this medication is rare. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching/swelling (especially of face/tongue/throat), dizziness and trouble breathing. Should you become pregnant, please stop this medication and check in with your medical professional.
- This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.