Which medications in the drug class Cephalosporins, 1st Generation are used in the treatment of Breast Abscesses and Masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Cephalosporins, 1st Generation

Cephalexin (Keflex, Daxbia)

Outpatient therapy

Cephalexin is a first-generation cephalosporin that binds to penicillin-binding proteins, therefore inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. May be used to initiate therapy when a staphylococcal infection is suspected. Lacks coverage of gram-negative pathogens.


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