Comparison of in vitro activity of cephalexin, cephradine, and cefaclor.

  title={Comparison of in vitro activity of cephalexin, cephradine, and cefaclor.},
  author={N J Bill and John A. Washington},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={11 3},
Inhibitory activity of cephalexin, cephradine, and cefaclor was compared by the WHO-ICS agar dilution technique. Cefaclor was substantially more active against staphylococci, streptococci, gonococci, meningococci, Haemophilus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Citrobacter diversus, Proteus mirabilis, salmonellae, and shigellae than was cephalexin, which in turn was more active than cephradine. Cefaclor appeared to be less resistant to staphylococcal penicillinase than did the other two… CONTINUE READING
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