Keflex: Pharmacological actions, Side effects, Dosage

Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic used in treatment of respiratory infections and ear infections.

Active ingredients: Cephalexin

Class diseases

Suppurative and unspecified otitis media, Acute upper respiratory infections of multiple and unspecified, Chronic sinusitis ingivit and disease periodontal infectious myositis, Abscess of tendon sheaths, Other infectious (Teno) synovitis, Abscess of bursa, Other infectious bursitis, Osteomyelitis urinary tract infection without established localization, Inflammatory diseases of prostate breast Inflammatory diseases of male genital organs.

Kefleks. Indications: Infections of the mouth, nose, throat and respiratory tract, bone and skin, urogenital organs (including prostate), otitis media, sinusitis.

Kefleks. Indications: Infections of the mouth, nose, throat and respiratory tract, bone and skin, urogenital organs (including prostate), otitis media, sinusitis.

Pharmacological actions: antimicrobial

Therapeutic : Cephalosporins

Indications for use

Infections of the oral cavity, nasopharynx and respiratory tract, bone and skin, urogenital organs (including prostate), otitis media, sinusitis.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity. During pregnancy and lactation: only in case of emergency.

Side effects

For some patients: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, diarrhea, cholestatic jaundice, dizziness, weakness, headache, agitation, itching genitals and anus, vaginitis, arthralgia, arthritis, reversible interstitial nephritis, eosinophilia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver transaminases, candidiasis genitals, pseudomembranous colitis, allergic reactions (rash, urticaria, angioedema, erythema, anaphylaxis).

Dosage

Inside 1-4 g per day in divided doses (generally 250 mg every 6 hours). When streptococcal pharyngitis, skin infections, and uncomplicated cystitis (for patients older than 15 years) — 500 mg every 12 hours for 7-24 days. When an infectious process, caused by beta-hemolytic streptococcus — 10 days. Children (over 1 year) 25-50 mg / kg / day in divided doses: streptococcal pharyngitis, uncomplicated urinary tract diseases mild, skin infections — in 2 divided doses; in the case of severe infections, the dosage can be doubled.