Drug Name
Generic Name :  cephalexin
Brand Name: Apo-Cephalex (CAN), Biocef, Keflex, Novo-Lexin (CAN), Nu-Cephalex (CAN)
Classification: Antibiotic, Cephalosporin (first generation)
Pregnancy Category B
Dosage & Route
1–4 g/day in divided doses; 250 mg PO q 6 hr usual dose.
  • Skin and skin structure infections: 500 mg PO q 12 hr. Larger doses may be needed in severe cases; do not exceed 4 g/day.
Pediatric Patients
25–50 mg/kg/day PO in divided doses.
  • Skin and skin structure infections: Divide total daily dose, and give q 12 hr. Dosage may be doubled in severe cases.
  • Otitis media: 75–100 mg/kg/day PO in four divided doses.
Therapeutic actions
  • Bactericidal: Inhibits synthesis of bacterial cell wall, causing cell death.
  • Respiratory tract infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, group A beta-hemolytic streptococci
  • Skin and skin structure infections caused by staphylococcus, streptococcus
  • Otitis media caused by S. pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, streptococcus, staphylococcus, Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Bone infections caused by staphylococcus, Proteus mirabilis
  • GU infections caused by Escherichia coli, P. mirabilis, Klebsiella
Adverse effects
  • CNS: Headache, dizziness, lethargy, paresthesias
  • GI: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, abdominal pain, flatulence, pseudomembranous colitis, hepatotoxicity
  • GU: Nephrotoxicity
  • Hematologic: Bone marrow depression
  • Hypersensitivity: Ranging from rash to fever to anaphylaxis; serum sickness reaction
  • Other: Superinfections
  • Contraindicated with allergy to cephalosporins or penicillins.
  • Use cautiously with renal failure, lactation, pregnancy.
Nursing considerations
  • History: Penicillin or cephalosporin allergy, pregnancy, or lactation
  • Physical: Renal function tests, respiratory status, skin status; culture and sensitivity tests of infected area
  • Arrange for culture and sensitivity tests of infection before and during therapy if infection does not resolve.
  • Give drug with meals; arrange for small, frequent meals if GI complications occur.
  • Refrigerate suspension, discard after 14 days.
Teaching points
  • Take this drug with food. Refrigerate suspension; discard any drug after 14 days.
  • Complete the full course of this drug even if you feel better.
  • This drug is prescribed for this particular infection; do not self-treat any other infection.
  • You may experience these side effects: Stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea (take drug with food); diarrhea; headache, dizziness.
  • Report severe diarrhea with blood, pus, or mucus; rash or hives; difficulty breathing; unusual tiredness, fatigue; unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • Avoid alcohol while taking cephalexin.


I would like to thank Ultimate Health Home for reversing my father's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). My father’s ALS condition was fast deteriorating before he started on the ALS Herbal medicine treatment from Ultimate Health Home. He was on the treatment for just 6 months and we never thought my father will recover so soon. He has gained some weight in the past months and he is able to walk with no support. You can contact them at ultimatehealthhome@gmail.com

Cephalexin ~ Nursing Path >>>>> Download Now

>>>>> Download Full

Cephalexin ~ Nursing Path >>>>> Download LINK

>>>>> Download Now

Cephalexin ~ Nursing Path >>>>> Download Full

>>>>> Download LINK OD

Post a Comment