Keflex 750 mg Capsules
Keflex® (cephalexin) is a prescription antibiotic used for treating many different bacterial infections and preventing bacterial endocarditis (heart valve infections). It comes as capsules or an oral suspension, and is available in the following strengths:
- Keflex 250 mg capsules
- Keflex 333 mg capsules
- Keflex 500 mg capsules
- Keflex 750 mg capsules
- Keflex suspension 125 mg/5 mL
- Keflex suspension 250 mg/5 mL.
The recommended dose for treating most types of bacterial infections is 250 mg to 1000 mg, taken four times a day for 7 to 14 days. In children, the dose can range, depending on body weight, from 25 mg to 100 mg per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg/day). The Keflex dose is divided and taken three to four times a day for 7 to 14 days.
The standard recommended dose for the prevention of bacterial endocarditis in adults is Keflex 2000 mg, taken one hour before a surgical procedure is performed. The recommended dosage for children is 50 mg per kilogram of body weight, taken one hour before a surgical procedure is performed.
(Click Keflex Dosage for more information on how dosing works for this medication and to find out what factors your healthcare provider may consider before prescribing an amount.)