Cephalexin is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used for treating gram-positive cocci, some gram-negative bacteria, and some anaerobes, including skin-related infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus in poultry.
Forms: It comes available as an oral suspension (25-100 mg/ml), given by mouth.
Typical Dosage: 35-50 mg/kg given orally, every four hours. When treating skin-related S. aureus infections, dose of 100 mg/kg, given orally three times a day for 14-21 days has been used with success.
Egg Withdrawal Period: In the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, cephalexin is approved for use in laying poultry producing eggs intended for human consumption when its given in accordance with each product manufacturer's label directions; where it has a 0-day egg withdrawal period.