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Cephalexin 250 mg tablet
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What is Cephalexin
A semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic with antimicrobial activity similar to that of cephaloridine or cephalothin, but somewhat less potent. It is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. (PubChem)
Cephalexin mechanism of action
Cephalexin, like the penicillins, is a beta-lactam antibiotic. By binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, it inhibits the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that cephalexin interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.
Dosage forms of Cephalexin
Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
Indication of Cephalexin
For the treatment of respiratory tract infections caused by iStreptococcus pneumoniae /i and iStreptococcus pyogenes /i; otitis media due to iStreptococcus pneumoniae /i, iHaemophilus influenzae /i, iStaphylococcus aureus /i, iStreptococcus pyogenes /i, and iMoraxella catarrhalis /i; skin and skin structure infections caused by iStaphylococcus aureus /i and/or iStreptococcus pyogenes /i; bone infections caused by iStaphylococcus aureus /i and/or iProteus mirabilis /i; genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis, caused by iEscherichia coli /i, iProteus mirabilis /i, and iKlebsiella pneumoniae /i.
Toxicity of Cephalexin
Symptoms of overdose include blood in the urine, diarrhea, nausea, upper abdominal pain, and vomiting. The oral median lethal dose of cephalexin in rats is 5000 mg/kg.
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