Antimicrobials
Cephalexin

Cephalexin

Medium
Moderate
$0.60/day

General Information

Primary

  • Cellulitis and erysipelas

Alternative

  • Uncomplicated urinary infections with cefazolin-sensitive microorganisms

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

Increases metformin levels

Should NOT be used for complicated urinary infections/urosepsis

Antimicrobial class: First Generation Cephalosporin.

Pregnancy category: B

Biliary penetration: Moderate

CSF penetration: Poor

Lung penetration: Moderate

Urine penetration: Therapeutic