Keflex has excellent activity against gram-positive staphylococci and streptococci bacteria, including susceptible isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyrogens, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pnumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Proteus mirabilis.
Is cephalexin (Keflex) a strong antibiotic? Cephalexin (Keflex) is used to treat various types of infections. There are other antibiotics that can treat more types of infections or more serious infections. Keep in mind that "stronger" antibiotics are not always the best choice.
Is cephalexin or amoxicillin stronger? When dosed appropriately, both antibiotics are effective against their covered organisms. The organism coverage of cephalexin makes it effective in some conditions that amoxicillin is not, including mastitis and bone and joint infections.
Cephalexin is a prescription medicine that's used to treat infections caused by bacteria in adults and children at least 1 year old. It's often given to treat infections of the skin, ears, bone, genitals, and urinary tract.
Cephalexin oral capsule doesn't cause drowsiness.
Cephalexin is contraindicated in people who are allergic to cephalexin or any drug in the cephalosporin class of drugs. Before taking cephalexin, discuss any allergies to medication with your healthcare provider. Up to 10% of people with a penicillin allergy may be allergic to cephalexin.
Acidic foods such as citrus juice, carbonated beverages, chocolate, antacids and tomato-based products such as ketchup can all interfere with drug absorption. Have your child avoid these several hours before and after taking the medication, said Seidman.
Common side effects of Keflex include:
Who should not take CEPHALEXIN?