Cephalexin

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

Moderate

Approximate Cost

Spectrum Of Activity

Dosing

500 mg PO QID

General Information

Adverse Effects

Allergy/rash (immediate or delayed).

Can cause positive Coombs, cytopenias, eosinophilia, and hepatic and renal laboratory abnormalities.

Major Interactions

May increase metformin levels.

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: First generation cephalosporin - oral.

Pregnancy category: B