Keflex medicine is composed of Cephalexin as the main active ingredient, which is a cephalosporin antibiotic that restricts the growth of infectious bacteria. This antibiotic is manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Various dosages of this pill are 250 mg and 500 mg.
Manufacturer: Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Active Ingredient: This medicine is composed of the main active ingredient Cephalexin. It is a semisynthetic first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, which is effective against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms. It is used in the treatment of infections of the skin, respiratory tract, and urinary tract.
Indications: It is indicated to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This tablet is a cephalosporin antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Keflex will not work for viral infections like a common cold, flu. It is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible isolates of streptococcus pneumoniae and streptococcus pyogenes, otitis media caused by susceptible isolates of streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pyogenes, Moraxella catarrhalis, genitourinary tract infections skin or skin structure infections, and bone infections.
Action Mechanism: Active ingredient in the pill is Cephalexin that belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. This antibiotic stops or slows the growth of bacterial cells by preventing bacteria from forming the cell wall. The cell wall saves bacteria from the external environment and keeps the contents of the cell together. It is necessary for bacteria to survive.
Dosages: This cephalosporin antibiotic Keflex is offered in dosages as mentioned below:
- 250 mg: It is available in tablet form, usually taken every 6 to 12 hours with or without food, exactly as prescribed by the doctor
- 500 mg: It should be taken every 6 or 12 hours with or without food, not against the prescription by the doctor
Note: It is recommended to avoid any immunizations/vaccinations while consuming this medication.