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Cephalexin (Keflex)

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Cephalexin  (Keflex)

What is the Generic Name for Keflex?


What is the Trade Name for Cephalexin?


What are the Indications of Cephalexin (Keflex)?

  • Skin infections
  • Pneumonia
  • UTI
  • Otitis media

What are the Actions of Cephalexin (Keflex)?

Bactericidal: binds to bacterial cell wall leading to cell death

What is the Therapeutic Class of Cephalexin (Keflex)?


What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cephalexin (Keflex)?

Cephalosporin 1st generations

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Date Published - Feb 18, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 26, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.