Keflex (Cephalexin) is used for acute and chronic bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms. This medication can be easily bought without a prescription online or offline. It is greatly tolerable by adults and children.
Keflex can relieve respiratory infections, inflammation, inflammation in the throat and tonsil area and kill any bacteria in your body.
The list of Keflex indications includes:
- The upper and lower respiratory tract;
- Inflammation of the mouth and throat, ear, nose and throat infections, such as otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and strep throat;
- Bacteria-related urinary tract infections;
- Soft tissue infections.
Keflex is used for acute and chronic bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms. Rarely Keflex is also used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (such as gonorrhea) and the urogenital tract such as inflammation of the prostate, kidney infections or urinary tract infections is used.
Infants and children up to 12 years should take on average the daily dose of Keflex for 25-50 mg/kg of body weight per day, administered in single doses depending on the severity and location of the infection. In a course unfavorably located inflammation or chronic, the daily dose to 100 mg/kg body weight can be increased.
The following dosage schedule can serve as a guideline when you take Keflex:
- Children approximately 1 year with weight about 10 kg and over – must take no more than 500 mg of Keflex dose per day;
- Children 6 years, weight 20 kg and higher - 1000 mg of Keflex;
- Children about 12 years with weight 40 kg and over: 2000 mg of Keflex;
- The normal daily dose for adults and children over 12 years is 3-4 g of Keflex per day divided into 3-4 doses.
For patients (adults and children) with reduced kidney function necessarily must be a dosage adjustment before using Keflex.
In an unsatisfactory location of inflammation or chronic course of the infection, the daily dose may be increased to 100 mg/kg of body weight. Keflex is usually applied for 7-10 days, at least until 2-3 days after resolution of symptoms.
Keflex can’t be applied by pregnant or lactation women, by underage patients and people who have a hypersensitivity to any contents of this pill.
- Hypersensitivity - itching, redness, rash, drug fever, swelling;
- Blood system - reduction of white blood cells (leukopenia), proliferation of certain white blood cells (eosinophilia), thrombocytopenia;
- Liver - dysfunction, abnormal;
- Kidney - increase in blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine;
- Rare -abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, bleeding discharges.
Long-term and repeated use of Keflex may lead to secondary infection (super-infection) with insensitive (resistant) bacteria and yeasts.