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Keflex

Keflex


Generic:

Cephalexin

 

Therapeutic
Class:

 

Cephalosporins Oral

 
 

Composition:

 

Capsules:


Keflex capsules containing cephalexin monohydrate equivalent to 250 mg or
500 mg are available for oral administration.

 

Powder for Oral Suspension:
Keflex bottles containing cephalexin powder for oral suspension equivalent
to 125 mg/5 ml and 25O mg/5 ml after mixing are available for oral
administration.

 

Powder for Oral Drops:
Keflex bottles containing cephalexin powder for oral suspension equivalent
to 100 mg/ml after mixing are available for oral administration

 
 

Description:

 

Keflex
is first generation cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration,
covering Gram positive bacteria

 
 

Indications:

 
  • Respiratory
    tract infections
  • Urinary
    tract Infections
  • Skin & soft tissue infections
  • Otitis
    media
  • Skin & soft tissue infections
  • Bone
    infection
  • Dental
    infections
 
 

Dosage:

 

Children: 

25-50 mg/kg body weight in divided doses. In severe infections, the dosage may be doubled. In the therapy of otitis media, clinical studies have shown that a dosage of 75-100 mg/kg body weight in 4 divided doses is required.

Adults: 

Dosage ranges from 1-4 g daily in divided doses. The usual adult dose is 250 mg every 6 hours

 
 

Presentations:

 

250 mg caps 12’s
500 mg caps 12’s
125 mg susp 60 ml
250 mg susp 60 ml
100 mg drops 10 ml