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Keflex® is a brand of cefalexin, a cephalosporin antibiotic usually administered to treat bacterial infections of the ears, nose and throat. It is also used to treat bronchitis and pneumonia; cystitis, kidney and prostate infections; bone and joint infections; dental abscesses and skin infections such as boils and infected wounds.

Keflex is supplied for oral administration in capsules and tablets of 250mg or 500mg and as an oral fruit flavoured suspension of 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml dosage.

Patients who have had previous allergic reaction to penicillin may also experience similar intolerance to Keflex.

Keflex (Cefalexin)  is a semi-synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration.

Cefalexin is particullarly indicated in the treatment of the following infections due to susceptible micro-organisms:

  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Otitis media
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Genito-urinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis
  • Dental infections

For full clinical information please refere to the Keflex SPC.

Summary of Product's Characteristics (SPC)

Please click here for the UK SPC details

Product type:



Prescription Only (POM)

Available as:

250mg, 500mg


125mg/5ml, 250mg/5ml


250mg, 500mg

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