Keflex Antibiotics

Quickly and easily get a prescription for Keflex online with Instant Consult

Can I Get a Keflex Prescription Online?

Absolutely! It is possible to get a Keflex prescription online through Instant Consult. Simply connect with our online doctors and discuss your symptoms. If Keflex is clinically appropriate for you, they will send your e-script right away. Just bring your e-token which will be sent to your email after the consult to your local pharmacy and they will dispense your medication. It’s that simple.

Skip the waiting rooms and long drives. With our team of fully qualified and AHPRA-accredited Australian doctors and an easy-to-use platform, getting online prescriptions has never been easier. Whether you’re battling a stubborn skin infection or a painful urinary tract infection, you can get the scripts you need from the comfort of your home.

With Instant Consult, you won’t have to wait for your GP to become available. Access our easy-to-use service from anywhere in Australia, even after hours and on public holidays. Plus, our consults are bulk-billed for patients under 12 months of age with a valid Medicare card.

So, if you’re looking for fast, convenient, and reliable online prescriptions, Instant Consult is a perfect solution.

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What is Keflex (Cephalexin)?

Keflex is a brand name for cephalexin, an antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It works just like penicillin, attacking the bacteria’s cell walls and stopping them from growing and multiplying. This, in turn, helps the body fight off bacterial infections.

What It's Used For

Cephalosporin antibiotics, like Keflex, are typically prescribed by doctors to treat:

  • Skin infections: It helps clear infections by killing bacteria on the skin.
  • Ear infections (otitis media): Keflex can relieve symptoms by treating the infection.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI): It’s effective in treating infections in the bladder and kidneys. For uti medication prescription, feel free to discuss with our doctors online.
  • Respiratory tract infections: This includes throat, sinus, and lung infections, such as bronchitis. Check in with our online doctors in case you need a respiratory infection referral.

Note that cephalexin only works on bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections.


Like any prescription medication, your doctor will determine the dosage and length of treatment based on your medical condition and type of infection. They will also provide instructions on how to take Keflex.

In most cases, you can take it orally with a full glass of water, with or without food. For Keflex suspensions, make sure to shake the bottle thoroughly before each dose. Use a medicine cup or spoon instead of a household spoon to ensure accurate measurements.

It’s important to take Keflex at evenly spaced times and to complete the full course prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at one time to make up for a missed dose to avoid potential overdose.

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Common Side Effects

While cephalexin is generally safe, there are still potential side effects. Common ones include:

  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • joint pain
  • skin rash or hives
  • dizziness

These side effects are typically mild and temporary. But if you experience serious side effects, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, or severe skin rash, seek medical advice immediately. These could be signs of a serious allergic reaction.

Who Shouldn’t Take It

Certain individuals should be cautious or avoid taking Keflex (cephalexin), including:

  • People with a known allergy to cephalosporins or penicillin
  • Those with kidney problems
  • Individuals with a history of gastrointestinal diseases
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Patients taking certain medications like metformin or warfarin

Can I Buy Keflex Over the Counter?

No, you cannot buy Keflex over the counter in Australia. You will need a prescription from a qualified healthcare professional.

Antibiotics like Keflex are powerful medicines. As such, they need to be used responsibly to ensure they are effective against the bacteria they’re intended to fight. This helps prevent antibiotic resistance, a growing global health concern where bacteria become immune to antibiotics, making infections harder to treat. It also ensures the medication is suitable for the patient’s condition, minimising the risk of side effects.

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How to Get a Keflex Prescription Online

Need a cephalexin prescription now? Here’s how to get one without leaving home:

  1. Sign up or log in to your Instant Consult account. You can use the website or download the app, which is available on iOS and Android.
  2. Request a consultation with a fully qualified online doctor. Just hit the “Request a Consult” button on your dashboard and follow the prompts. One of our doctors will connect with you in 15 minutes or less.
  3. Discuss your symptoms with the doctor during your consultation. Be sure to mention any medical conditions, allergies, and medications you’re currently taking. Note that being honest with your medical information is crucial at this point, as it helps the doctor determine if Keflex is suitable for you.
  4. Receive your prescription. If the doctor determines that cephalexin is right for you, they will write you a prescription right away. It will be sent directly to your Instant Consult account immediately after the consultation. You can then use this to buy cephalexin from any local pharmacy in Australia.

Hassle-Free Scripts for Antibiotic Medications

If cephalexin isn’t right for you, our doctors can also provide hassle-free online prescriptions for other antibiotic medications, depending on your medical condition and history. This includes:

  • Amoxicillin: Often used for ear, nose, throat, and urinary tract infections. It’s part of the penicillin class.
  • Doxycycline: A tetracycline antibiotic that treats acne, respiratory tract infections, and more. It’s also used for certain STIs.
  • Azithromycin: Effective against respiratory infections, skin infections, and some sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Clindamycin: Used for skin and soft tissue infections. It’s an option for those allergic to penicillin.
  • Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim): This combination antibiotic treats UTIs, ear infections, and bronchitis.

More than online prescriptions, our doctors provide a wide range of healthcare services to treat and manage bacterial infections.

If necessary, they may also provide you with medical advice or refer you to a specialist. For symptoms that require confirmatory tests, they can also issue blood tests and imaging referrals. They can even provide medical certificates if you need to take time off work or school to recover from the infection.

Facing a bacterial infection can be challenging, but with Instant Consult, you’re not alone. Book your consultation today, and let’s get you on the path to recovery with expert care tailored to your needs.

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If you need a blood cell count or to check for STDs/STIs or need any other kind of bloodwork you can easily get a pathology request sent to your inbox by any of our fully licensed online GPs. You can then take the request to the clinic of your choice.


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If you require any special kind of diagnostic imaging such as a CAT scan or an MRI you can get a request from one of our online GPs which you can then take to your preferred provider.

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