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A course of green cefalexin pills
A course of cefalexin capsules, commonly prescribed for infections

Cefalexin is a type of drug called an antibiotic. It is a type of antibiotic called a cephalosporin. Cefalexin can treat some bacterial infections in areas including the earbonejointskin, and bladder.  It may also be used for some types of pneumonia and strep throat. Like other antibiotics, cefalexin cannot treat viral infections, such as the flu or common cold.

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