First generation cephalosporin antibiotics are used to treat a range of bacterial infections, particularly skin and soft-tissue infections, and streptococcal pharyngitis. They are particularly effective against gram-positive cocci and work by killing the bacteria causing the infection. Commonly prescribed first generation cephalosporin antibiotics include Duricef (cefadroxil), Ancef (cefazolin) and Keflex (cephalexin).
Drugs classified as 1st Generation Cephalosporin Antibiotics are frequently used to treat the following conditions:
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