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Keflex is an antibiotic medication with an active ingredient called cephalexin, which belongs to the family of drugs known as cephalosporins. This preparation is indicated for the therapy of a diversity of bacterial infections such as infections of the joint and bone, middle ear, urinary tract and skin. Keflex can also be prescribed as a part of the therapy of strep throat and pneumonia as well as to prevent such bacterial infection of the heart as bacterial endocarditis.
Keflex is an antibiotic medication, it means that it kills pathogenic bacteria that cause infectious diseases of various body parts. It is prescribed to treat acute pneumonia, empyema, lung abscess, bronchitis, cystitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis, epididymitis, prostatitis, endometritis, gonorrhea, tonsillitis, otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, infections of the skin like abscess, furunculosis, phlegmon, lymphangitis and even osteomyelitis.
The active component of Keflex is cephalexin, an antibiotic belonging to the group of first-generation cephalosporins. It has a broad spectrum of action, and therefore can help treat a diversity of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms that are sensitive to cephalexin. Keflex indications include infections of the ear, tonsils, lungs, throat, bladder, nose, soft tissues and kidneys. Keflex is effective against infections induced by Staphylococcus aureus.
What is Keflex?
Keflex is a first-generation oral cephalosporin antibiotic that works by fighting the bacteria in the body by preventing its growth and development. It kills all of the gram-positive bacteria and some of the gram-negative bacteria and is thus highly effective against ear infections, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. Keflex can even prevent some serious bacterial infections of the heart. However, it cannot treat viral infections such as the flu or the cold.
What are the indications for using Keflex?
Keflex is an antibiotic that can treat a variety of infections. Medical practitioners often prescribe Keflex to patients who are suffering from streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia, otitis media, bone infections, and cellulitis. This medication may also be given to patients who are at risk of bacterial endocarditis or those with recurrent urinary tract infections. Keflex can prevent these infections. It is also given to dental patients who have some heart conditions. Keflex is also given to individuals who are allergic, or somehow intolerant, to penicillin but still need to be treated.
What is the dosage for Keflex?
Keflex is available in the form of tablets and capsules in strengths of 250mg, 500mg, and 750mg. It is also available as a suspension. As with most drugs, it is best if the appropriate dosage is assigned by the treating physician as it should be based on the type and severity of the infection. The usual adult dosage of Keflex ranges from 1-4g a day. That dosage is split into several doses. For most infections, patients need to take 250mg of Keflex every 6 hours. Severe infections require a larger dose. Also, if the treatment turns out to be ineffective, the dosage can be doubled.
What are the contraindications for using Keflex?
Keflex is not to be used by individuals who are allergic to it or to similar drugs, as it may cause a serious allergic reaction. This drug may also be unsafe for people with liver disease, diabetes, kidney disease, or a stomach disorder. Also, it may be dangerous when used by individuals who are malnourished. Keflex should not be consumed by breast-feeding women as it can get passed down from the woman to the child.
What are the adverse effects of Keflex?
Keflex can cause an allergic reaction such as swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, or hives. It can also cause dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, joint pain, mild nausea, and vaginal itching. Several of the more serious adverse effects include seizures, easy bruising or bleeding, bloody or watery diarrhea, hallucinations, and more.