Keflin Neutral is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cephalothin. On this page you will find out more about Keflin Neutral, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cephalothin
Information for medicine and pack size:
Keflin Neutral 1 g powder for injection, 10 vials
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
KEFLIN is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the diseases listed below. Culture and susceptibility studies should be performed. Therapy may be instituted before results of susceptibility studies are obtained (See notes under Microbiology). Respiratory tract infections caused by S. pneumoniae, staphylococci (penicillinase and non-penicillinase-producing), group A beta-haemolytic streptococci, Klebsiella, and H. influenzae. Skin and soft-tissue infections, including peritonitis, caused by staphylococci (penicillinase and non-penicillinase-producing), group A beta-haemolytic streptococci, E. coli, Pr. mirabilis, and Klebsiella. Genito-urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, Pr. mirabilis and Klebsiella. Septicaemia, including endocarditis, caused by S. pneumoniae, staphylococci (penicillinase and non-penicillinase-producing), group A beta-haemolytic streptococci, S. viridans; E. coli, Pr. mirabilis, and Klebsiella. Bone and joint infections caused by staphylococci (penicillinase and non-penicillinase-producing). Prophylactically in vaginal hysterectomy, head and neck surgery, insertion of prosthetic heart valves, and prosthetic arthroplasty. Cephalothin is not recommended for G.I. procedures or other sites where anaerobic organisms such as bacteroides tend to prevail. Dosage is required pre-, intra- and post- operatively (i.e. perioperatively - See DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION). If signs of postoperative infection develop, specimens should be cultured to identify the causative organism so that appropriate therapy can be instituted. NOTE: If the susceptibility tests show that the causative organism is resistant to KEFLIN, other appropriate antibiotic therapy should be instituted.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A white to off-white crystalline powder|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
10 X 1g vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
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