CompositionCephalexin (500 mg)
SALT INFORMATIONCephalexin (500 mg) TYPICAL USAGE Bone and joint infection, dental infections, genitourinary tract infections, otitis media, respiratory tract infections, schizophrenia and other psychoses, skin infections. SIDE EFFECTS Hypersensitivity reactions, interstitial nephritis, vulvo vaginitis, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin reactions, vaginitis, genital moniliasis, vaginal discharge, neutropenia, GI disturbance. DRUG INTERACTION Cephalexin is known to interact with other drugs like pivmecillinam (HCl), probenecid, protamine (Sulphate), reviparin sodium, streptomycin. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required. MECHANISM OF ACTION Cephalexin binds to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, it inhibits the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins.