Cephalexin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic.
Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections and bone infections.
Cephalexin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Is cephalexin a strong antibiotic?
Cephalexin, an antibiotic in the cephalosporin family, is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Cephalexin should only be used when there’s strong evidence to support its use. Overusing broad-spectrum antibiotics can lead to serious infections from drug-resistant bacteria (“superbugs”).
Is cephalexin the same as amoxicillin?
Cephalexin and amoxicillin are antibiotics used for treating a variety of bacterial infections. Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic and amoxicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic. Brand names for cephalexin include Keflex and Daxbia. Brand names for amoxicillin include Amoxil, Moxatag, and Larotid.
What is cefalexin used for?
Cefalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means that it is active against a wide variety of germs (bacteria). It is used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, skin infections, chest and throat infections, ear infections and dental infections.
What is the strongest antibiotic for bacterial infection?
AMOXICILLIN is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. PENICILLIN G is a penicillin antibiotic.