Cephalexin

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

Excellent

Approximate Cost

$1-2/day (Oral)

Dosing

25-50 mg/kg/day PO divided Q6-8H

General Information

Oral Liquids

Concentration: 50 mg/mL

Taste: Very Good

Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor be available on the CHEO Formulary

Tablet/Capsule Strengths

  • 250 mg

  • 500 mg

Tablets or capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting oral liquid.

Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the CHEO Formulary.