a parenteral first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacterial strains causing respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, skin and soft tissue, and bone and joint infections, or septicemia. It is effective against many gram-positive bacilli and cocci (other than enterococcus) and some gram-negative bacilli.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any cephalosporin medication prohibits its use. It is prescribed with caution for patients who are allergic to penicillin.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are pain at the site of injection and hypersensitivity reactions.
A first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic that treats infections caused by gram-positive and a small number of gram-negative bacteria. Trade name is Keflin.