Keflex Product Description
Keflex is a semi-synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat mild, moderate and severe infections in children aged 1 year and older, adolescents and adults. Indications for Keflex use are identical for different age groups of patients.
Keflex can be prescribed for antibiotic therapy
- dental infections;
- bones and joints infections;
- skin, skin structure and soft tissue infections;
- genitourinary tract infections (including acute prostatitis and acute cystitis);
- respiratory tract infections (including nasopharynx, bacterial sinusitis, bacterial pharyngitis, otitis media, tonsillitis).
Keflex exerts antibacterial effect against infectious diseases caused by: beta-hemolytic streptococcal, escherichia coli, haemophilus influenzae, klebsiella pneumoniae, moraxella catarrhalis, proteus mirabilis, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pneumoniae and streptococcus pyogenes.
The maximum dose of Keflex for the treatment of severe bacterial infections in adults may exceed 4g per day, in divided doses. For the treatment of severe infectious diseases in children, the maximum doses of Keflex exceeding 100mg a day per each kg of child’s body weight can be prescribed.
If you missed a dose of Keflex, take this antibiotic as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose of Keflex, do not take the missed dose of this antibiotic and return to the initial dosing chart.
Keflex antibiotic should be stored in a dark place, at controlled room temperature between 15º and 30ºC.
Keflex Safety Information
Keflex may cause symptoms of allergic reaction in the patients with a history of individual hypersensitivity to antibacterial agents. If severe allergy occurs during antibiotic therapy, the use of Keflex and any other antibiotics should be discontinued.
All information about infectious diseases published in Keflex review is for informational purposes only. This information should not be used as a replacement of any medical decision by the infectologist, otolaryngologist or other medical specialists. The online pharmacy does not assume any responsibility or risk for any losses made by using information about the antibiotic therapy and Keflex.
Keflex Side Effects
Adverse events of Keflex do not cause serious harm to the body. Clinical trials have demonstrated that patients taking Keflex most often report about such adverse events as headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, gastritis, abdominal pain, anorexia, urticaria or vulvovaginitis. Keflex less often causes fever, itch, paraesthesia, somnolence, visual hallucination, arthritis, cerebral hematoma, leukocytopenia, difficult urination or myalgia.