Cefalexin

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cefalexin is a broad spectrum, first generation Cephalosporin antibiotic, which is active against a wide variety of bacteria. Cefalexin is a bactericidal antibiotic which works by killing and stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause infections.

Cefalexin is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis, otitis media, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis, and skin and soft tissue infections.