Keftab (Cephalexin) is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.
Keftab is used to treat infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to the effects of Keftab. Common infections that are treated with Keftab include infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis) and pneumonia (such as Clarithromycin 500mg). It is also used for the treatment of urinary tract, skin, and bone infections.
This drug is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections (e.g., skin, bone, and genitourinary tract infections). Cephalexin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
How to use
Take this medication by mouth, usually every 6 to 12 hours, or as directed by your doctor. You can take this drug with food if stomach upset occurs.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of the drug in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. Keep taking the drug until the full amount is gone, even if the symptoms go away after a few days. Stopping this drug too early can allow the bacteria to continue growing, which can result in a relapse of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or gets worse.
Drug Class and the Mechanism
Cephalexin belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. They are similar to penicillin in action and side effects. They stop or slow the growth of bacterial cells by preventing bacteria from forming the cell wall that surrounds each cell. The cell wall of the bacteria protects it from the external environment and holds the contents of the cell together. Without a cell wall, bacteria are unable to survive. Bacteria that are susceptible to Cephalexin include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, E. coli, and many others.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, then try to evenly space the rest of the doses for that day until you can return to a normal time. Do not take a double dose of this drug unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store it at room temperature. Keep all medications away from children and pets.