Drug: Keflex

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Keflex, also known as cephalexin, is a very effective antibiotic drug of the cephalosporin class. It has a broad spectrum of bacterial infections that it can treat; this makes it popular among doctors. The article will discuss key aspects of Keflex, including its uses, recommended dosage, and probable side effects.

What Is Keflex?

Keflex (Cephalexin) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.It is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bone infections, ear infections, skin infections and urinary tract infection among others.Keflex works by interfering with cell wall formation in bacteria causing them to rupture and die.

Uses of Keflex

It is prescribed for treating various bacterial diseases which include:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Skin sores
  • Infections in bones or joints
  • Otitis media
  • Cystitis
  • Pneumonia

The fact that it can cure diverse types of infections makes this drug very versatile in the field of medicine.

Dosage and Administration

Dosage may depend on the severity and type of the infection. Usually it is taken orally – either capsules or liquid suspension every 6-12 hours whether with/without food. Standard adult dose consists in 250-1000 mg taken every 6 hours. For children, dose is usually calculated based on body weight.

To protect against antibiotic resistance and ensure complete eradication of infection even if symptoms improve patients should take Kelfex full course.

Possible Side Effects

However, though well tolerated by the majority of patients, Keflex can cause side effects in some individuals. The commonest side effects include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Stomach ache

In rare cases serious side effects may develop such as allergic reactions, severe skin reactions, and Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. Seek immediate medical help if you have any severe side effects or signs of an allergic reaction.


Keflex is a very strong antibiotic for treatment of various bacterial infections. The efficacy of its action together with generally good tolerability makes it a favorite medication for many health care providers. Nevertheless like all other medicines it is important to use Keflex responsibly and under the guidance of a healthcare professional to achieve best results for your health.

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