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About the drug:
Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic drug that is prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. It is available as Keflex, Phexin (GSK) and a host of other trade names.
Uses of the drug:
Antibiotics are not meant to fight viral infections like cold, flu etc. the bacterial infections such as that of ears, lungs, sinus, skin, and urinary tract etc. can be treated using this combination drug.
Working of the drug:
Cephalexin works by stopping the growth of bacteria and killing the bacteria.
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of Tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Phexin-250 mg
- Phexin-500 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient or any other ingredient of the drug
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breastfeeding, as the drug may pass into the breast milk
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have high blood pressure
- Have past episodes of depression or suicidal thoughts
- Have a history of seizures
- Have asthma
- Have a deficiency of vitamin D
- Have the condition like lupus, liver disease, diabetes
How much to take the drug?
Cephalexin is a prescription-only drug meaning that it is only available with a doctor's prescription. Consult your doctor before taking Cephalexin as all antibiotic medications are strictly to be taken with a doctor's prescription.
How to take the drug?
Take Cephalexin (Keflex, Phexin) strictly according to your doctor's directions or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Cephalexin can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not change the dose or stop it even if you feel better. You should complete the dose.
Immediately seek urgent medical help in case of overdose of Cephalexin as it may cause severe harmful effects in your body. In case of an overdose of Cephalexin, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately.
Medications work properly if taken on schedule as prescribed. Missing even a single dose of medication may cause your condition to deteriorate. If you miss a dose of Cephalexin, take it as soon as you remember it. However, forget about the missed dose if the time for the next scheduled dose is near and continue with your original dosing schedule.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the side effects of Cephalexin are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, joint paint, vaginal itching or discharge. These effects are non serious and should go away after some time. The details provided here are limited and non exhaustive. You may experience some side effects which have no reference over here. If you feel that the effects are serious, do not hesitate to seek emergency medical assistance.
Do not get alarmed by the list. You may /may not experience all of them. Tell your doctor immediately in the above situations.
Common drug interactions:
Other drugs may interact with Cephalexin. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products, especially blood thinner like warfarin, metformin, and probenecid. However, these are not the only possible interacting drugs. Remember to follow the directions of your doctor regarding any medications. Do not start a new medication without your doctor's advice.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else even if he has same symptoms as you do.
- Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature.
- Cephalexin being an antibiotic medication can cause diarrhea. Do not take any type of diarrhea medications without consulting your doctor
- Do not use this medication for any other infection without referring to the doctor.
- In case you do not feel comfort after completing the dose prescribed by the doctor then consult with your doctor immediately.