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Cefalexin

Synonym(s): Cephalexin

Contributor(s): Jill Pearson

Introduction

Name

  • Cefalexin.

Class of drug

  • 1st generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
  • Member of beta-lactam group.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Bacteriostatic antibiotics
  • The bactericidal activity of cephalosporins may be affected by the concomitant use of bacteriostatic agents, eg erythromycin, tetracycline   Tetracycline  .

Amphotericin and loop diuretics

  • There may be an increased risk of nephrotoxicity if used with cephalosporins.

Probenecid

  • Probenecid reduces the excretion of cephalosporins.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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