Biocef is a prescription medication used to treat common bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, skin infections, and bone infections. This drug comes as a capsule or liquid suspension. Common side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach, and dizziness. Before taking Biocef, tell your healthcare provider about any allergies you have to penicillin or other antibiotics and about all medications you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.

What Is Biocef?

Biocef® (cephalexin) is a prescription antibiotic that is licensed to treat a number of common infections. It is part of a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins.

What Is Biocef Used For?

Biocef is licensed to treat a number of conditions. Some uses for Biocef include:
  • Treatment of a bacterial infection, such as a:
o Respiratory tract infection (pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, or tonsillitis)
o Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
o Middle ear infection (otitis media)
o Irritation of the prostate (prostatitis)
o Skin infection, such as cellulitis, folliculitis, or impetigo.
  • Prevention of heart valve infections (bacterial endocarditis).
(Click What Is Biocef Used For? for more information.)
Biocef is not effective against any infection caused by a virus, such as the flu, stomach flu, or common cold.

How Does Biocef Work?

Biocef works by preventing bacteria from making and maintaining their cell wall. Without a cell wall, bacteria are vulnerable and ultimately perish.
Examples of other medicines in this class include Omnicef® (cefdinir) and Rocephin® (ceftriaxone).
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