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Commercial Name: Keflex
Active Ingredient: Cefalexin
Utilization: Used in treatment of respiratory infections and ear infections
Available Dosages: 250mg and 500mg
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Keflex (Cefalexin) - is a semisynthetic antibiotic-cephalosporin of the 1st generation. It acts bactericidal (kills microbes), inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. Used in treatment of respiratory infections and ear infections
Indication for use
Keflex (Cefalexin) can be taken by almost all adults and children over 12 who have:
· otorhinolaryngological infections (pharyngitis, otitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis);
· respiratory tract infections (bronchitis, pneumonia, empyema and lung abscess);
· infections of the genitourinary system (including pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis);
· infections of the skin and soft tissues (including furunculosis, abscess, pyoderma, lymphangiitis);
· infections of bones and joints (osteomyelitis).
Keflex (Cefalexin) is not recommended to use if you have: an allergy to cephalosporins, as well as penicillins, carbapenems; intolerance to active / auxiliary components; infection of the brain / spinal cord; lactation period. In case of pregnancy you have to consult with your doctor.
Dose and usage
Keflex (Cefalexin) can be of different doses: 250mg and 500mg – yellow or sometimes green and white capsules. There is also Keflex (Cefalexin) suspension – 100 ml tanned bottle (5mlof suspension consists 250 mg of Cefalexin).
Before taking this medication consult with your attending physician.
The standard dose for adults and children over 12 years old is 250-500 mg every 6 or 12 hours. The average daily dose is 1 g, the maximum is 4 g. Standard course of treatment - 7-14 days. The medication should be taken orally 30-40 minutes before mealtime, do not chew the capsule, drink plenty of water.
As any others medications Keflex (Cefalexin) can have in some cases side effects such as: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness, headache, agitation, itching of the genital organs and anus, vaginitis, arthralgia, arthritis, reversible interstitial nephritis, genital candidiasis, pseudomembranous colitis, allergic reactions, rash.
Tell your doctor if you have some side effects or your condition worsens.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 22.06.2022