Keflex   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing:  soft tissue infections:
  (preseptal cellulitis, internal
  hordeolum and dacryocystitis)
1 to 4 g daily in divided doses.
500mg q12Hr  for cellulitis without further systemic signs of infection.
Chem Specs cephalexin
Quantities 250mg, 500mg, 750mg capsules. 100, 200ml Bottles (250mg per 5ml)
Cost 18.39/30/500mg
Class 1st generation (moderate spectrum) cephalosporin (ß-lactam antibiotic)
Action ß-lactam antibiotic - inhibits synthesis of bacterial cell wall.
Usage Indicated for the treatment of skin structure and other infections caused by
Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and other organisms.
Poor gram-negative coverage. Can cause a vitamin K deficiency.
Contraindications Known allergy to the cephalosporins.   Possible penicillin cross-reactivity.
(Consider Bactrim DS when MRSA is suspected and when cephalosporins and
penicillin are contraindicated.)
Pediatric use Safety and effectiveness established in specific dosages. (See package insert )
Pregnancy Category B. No evidence of teratogenicity in rat studies at normal human dose.
No activity against Pseudomonas, enterococci, methicillin-resistant staphylococci,
Acinetobacter, Enterobacter, or Serratia.
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