A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It may also be given by a home health caregiver. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose, and how often you should receive this medicine. If you will need more than one dose of this medicine, be sure to receive it for the full treatment time, even if you feel better. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using your antibiotic medicine too soon.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have a history of asthma or hay fever. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefaclor, cephalexin, Ceftin®, or Keflex®. Make sure your doctor knows about any allergies you have to medicine, food, or other substances.
If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.