Brand Names:
Keflex, Cephalosporin


Drug Type: Antibiotic

Cephalexin (Keflex)


Cephalexin (Keflex) is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used mainly for deep skin infections, such as bumblefoot. It is effective against susceptible bacterial infections, mainly those that are associated with Gram-positive organisms.

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.
Available as an oral suspension (25-100 mg/ml)
50-125 mg/kg IM, PO q6-12h