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Cephalosporins are medicines that kill bacteria or prevent their growth.


Cephalosporins are used to treat infections in different parts of the body - the ears, nose, throat, lungs, sinuses, and skin, for example. Physicians may prescribe these drugs to treat pneumonia, strep throat, staph infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis, and gonorrhea. These drugs will not work for colds, flu, and other infections caused by viruses.


Examples of Cephalosporins are Cefaclor (Ceclor), Cefadroxil (Duricef), Cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol, Zolicef), Cefixime, (Suprax), Cefoxitin (Mefoxin), Cefprozil (Cefzil), Ceftazidime (Ceptaz, Fortaz, Tazicef, Tazideme), Cefuroxime (Ceftin) and Cephalexin (Keflex). These medicines are available only with a physician's prescription. They are sold in tablet, capsule, liquid, and injectable forms.