Cephalexin is a first generation cephalosporin.
This antimicrobial drug has broad-spectrum activity against a wide range of bacteria and is commonly used for cutaneous diseases such as dermatitis and otitis externa and urinary infections such as cystitis.
The drug is available in oral and parenteral forms (e.g. cefovecin)
Recommended dose rate is 15 - 40 mg/kg daily.