Cephalexin Side Effects in Pregnant Women

Posted on Sep 14 2013 - 6:05am by Emma

Cephalexin Side Effects in Pregnant WomenIt is an anti-biotic which can fight against bacteria. It is used in treating diseases like, otitis media and pharyngitis. It also treats skin infection, respiratory infections, bone infections, ear infection and urinary infections caused by bacteria. It is also used to prevent bacterial endocarditis.

Side effects of cephalexin

Taking cephalexin during pregnancy may harm the fetus. It should be given to a pregnant woman only, if there is no other option left.

It causes many side effects.

Common and Rare Cephalexin Side Effects in Pregnant Women:

• Rashes may be caused as one of the cephalexin side effects in pregnant women.

• The mouth, lips, throat and tongue may become swollen as an allergic reaction. Moreover, difficulty in breathing may occur.

• Diarrhea may be caused. Watery stools may be passed frequently. This may cause dehydration in the pregnant woman.

• The skin and white part of the eyes may become yellow in color.

• Nausea and headache are also cephalexin side effects in pregnant women.

• Stomach pain may also be caused as one of the Cephalexin side effects in pregnant women.

• Vomiting may also occur.

• It may also cause weakness and tiredness.

• Allergic reactions like, Urticaria and Stevens Johnson syndrome may develop as an allergic reaction to it.
The doctor should be informed, if you suffer from kidney disease, stomach problems or intestinal problems. The doctor should be informed, if you are allergic to any medicine. Moreover, you should also tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicine along with it.

An overdose of cephalexin may prove dangerous. An overdose may produce some symptoms like, nausea, vomiting, pain in stomach, diarrhea and trouble in breathing. In case you have taken an overdose of it, then consult the doctor immediately as an overdose may prove dangerous for you and your baby if you are pregnant.

During the pregnancy a woman should be very careful and should not start taking any medicine without asking the doctor. Moreover, if any serious side effect is seen, then the matter should not be neglected and a doctor should be consulted.