Antimicrobials
Cephalexin

Cephalexin

Medium
Excellent

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

Primary

  • Cellulitis and erysipelas

Alternative

  • Uncomplicated urinary infections with cefazolin-sensitive microorganisms

DO NOT use for cefazolin-sensitive systemic infections or complicated urinary infections due to E. coli, K. pneumoniae, or P. mirabilis

- Allergy/rash (immediate or delayed) - Positive Coombs - Cytopenias - Eosinophilia - Hepatic & renal laboratory abnormalities

Antimicrobial class: First Generation Cephalosporin.

Pregnancy category: B

Urine penetration: Therapeutic

Lung penetration: Moderate

CSF penetration: Poor

Biliary penetration: Moderate