Cephalexin is a first-generation semisynthetic beta-lactam cephalosporin antibiotiс. It can treat a wide range of bacterial infections affecting both gram-positive and some gram-negative bacteria.
Numerous types of bacterial infections can be treated with the help of Cefalexin, for example, respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, otitis media and bone infections. It is also used to treat streptococcal pharyngitis, cellulitis, and urinary tract infections.
Several brand names of Cefalexin are available for purchase, such as Keftab and Keflex. For those, who want to save up some money there are various not inferior in quality Cephalexin generic equivalents. Cephalexin is presented on the market in the forms of tablets, capsules, and powder for suspension. It administered orally every 6 or 12 hours depending on the situation.
Like any other antibiotic, Cephalexin shouldn’t be used to treat virus infections such as influenza or cold. It can’t kill viruses and its usage can lead to antibiotic bacterial resistance.