Cefalexin

Cephalexin

Description

Cefalexin is an antibacterial agent of the cephalosporin class. Like other cephalosporins cefalexin exerts antibacterial activity by binding to and inhibiting the action of penicillin-binding proteins involved in the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. This leads to bacterial cell lysis and cell death.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Cefalexin
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01D Other beta-lactam antibacterials → J01DB First-generation cephalosporins

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