Drug Index

Cephalexin

 
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Mechanism :

Cephalexin is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic intended for oral administration. Cephalosporins are bactericidal because of their inhibition of cell-wall synthesis.


Indication :

• Tonsillitis

• Pyoderma

• Pyelonephritis

• Cystitis

• Subcutaneous abscess

• Dental infections

• Pneumonia


Contraindications :

Cephalexin is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics.


Dosing :

Mild infection: 25-50 PO mg/kg/24 hours in 3-4 divided doses for 5-10 days.

Severe infection: 50-100 PO mg/kg/24 hours in 3-4 divided doses for 5-10 days.


Adverse Effect :

Pseudomembranous colitis, dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, rash, urticaria, angioedema, pruritus, false positive urine glucose test, positive direct Coombs tests.


Interaction :

BCG vaccine, live: Decreases effects of BCG vaccine.
Typhoid vaccine, live: Decreases effects of typhoid vaccine.


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