Ceff Forte Premix 250mg Oral Suspension 60ml

Bacterial Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION contains Cephalexin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (Ex. tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis), middle ear (otitis media), skin and soft tissue, bone and joints, reproductive organs and urinary tract (cystitis, prostatitis).

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION can also be used to treat dental infections. Bacterial infections are usually characterized by fever, extreme tiredness, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, groin or elsewhere, headache, nausea or vomiting.

Before taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION, inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems, a history of severe or prolonged diarrhoea or severe skin rash, peeling, blistering or mouth sores after taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION or other antibiotics. Inform your doctor if you are due for a blood or urine test as CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION may interfere with these tests.

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women so, contact your doctor before taking it. CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION can be used in children, however, your doctor will decide the exact dose and duration of the medicine for your child.

The most common side effects of taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and stomach-ache. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms are getting worse.

USES OF CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION

Treats bacterial infections that occur in:

  • respiratory tract (Ex. tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis)
  • middle ear
  • skin and soft tissue
  • bone and joint
  • reproductive and urinary tract (Ex. cystitis, prostatitis)
  • dental parts

HOW CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION WORKS

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that shows bactericidal action (kills the bacteria) by inhibiting the formation of bacterial cell wall.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION as advised by your physician. Turn the bottle upside down and tap to loosen the powder. Then add 60 ml water in two portions, shake after each addition until all the powder is in suspension. Shake the medicine well before use. Dose and duration will be decided by your physician depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION

COMMON

  • diarrhoea
  • nausea, vomiting
  • indigestion, stomach-ache

RARE

  • transient hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice (yellowish discolouration of skin and eyes)

Stop taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • sudden wheeziness, trouble breathing, swollen eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (particularly affecting your whole body)
  • serious skin peeling or blistering
  • severe diarrhoea
  • acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (red scaly widespread rash with bumps under the skin and blisters along with fever at the beginning of the treatment)
  • fits

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

Take CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

Vomiting:

Get adequate rest. Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Have small sips if you feel sick. Eat when you feel like it – you don't need to eat or avoid any specific foods. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

Diarrhea:

Have enough fluids like water or fruit juice to maintain hydration. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to eat small meals in small breaks. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

Indigestion:

Keep your head and shoulders raised up while laying down so that stomach acid won’t come up. Avoid tea, coffee, cola, alcohol or eating 3 to 4 hours before going to sleep. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in pregnant women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should not affect your ability to drive or operate machines.

KIDNEY

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney diseases. Contact your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in patients having liver impairment. Contact your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION if you are allergic to cephalexin, other cephalosporins, penicillins or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION tell your doctor if you:

  • have penicillin sensitivity
  • have a history of severe or prolonged diarrhoea during or after taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION
  • have a history of severe skin rash or peeling, blistering or mouth sores after taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION
  • are due for a blood or urine test

Use in Paediatrics:

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION can be used for children, however, your doctor will decide the exact dose and duration of the medicine. Hence, contact your child’s doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in elderly patients (65 years and older), as they are more likely to have reduced kidney function. Consult your doctor before taking i

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • other medicines used to treat bacterial infections (Ex. gentamicin, tobramycin, cefuroxime, colistin)
  • water tablets used to treat water retention (Ex. furosemide, ethacrynic acid)
  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • metformin (used to treat diabetes)
  • medicines used to treat leukaemia (Ex. daunorubicin, cytarabine)
  • medicines used for blood thinning (Ex. rivaroxaban, dabigatran)
  • live typhoid vaccine
  • medicines used to prevent pregnancy (Ex. estradiol, progestin)
  • polymyxin (used to treat fungal infections)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, distress in upper abdomen, diarrhoea and blood in urine.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cephalexin
Pharmacological Category :   Cephalosporin antibiotic
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial infections
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Dispersible tablet, Drops, Dry syrup, Syrup, Oral suspension, Premix

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION out of sight and reach of children
  • Store CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION

Can CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION be used for cough and cold?

Antibiotic medicines such as CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION will not work for colds, flu or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not required increases your risk of getting an infection later that resist antibiotic treatment. Consult your doctor for further queries.

Can CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION be taken in pregnancy?

CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION should be used with caution in pregnancy. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can I take CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION if I am diabetic?

Ask your doctor if you can take CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION while having diabetes but, inform your doctor if you are taking metformin (a medicine used to treat diabetes) as this can cause a potential drug interaction.

What if I forget to take a dose of CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION?

If you forget to take a dose of CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION, take it as soon as you remember. However, skip that dose if it's almost time for the next one. Do not take CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION two times to make up for the missed dose.

Can CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION cause diarrhea?

Yes. Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics like CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION and usually resolves when the medicine is discontinued. Sometimes, frequent watery or bloody diarrhea may occur and may be a sign of a more serious bowel infection. In case you experience anything like that, contact your doctor.

Can I stop taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION?

Continue taking CEFF FORTE PREMIX 250MG ORAL SUSPENSION until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects, worsening of your condition or any new symptoms. Contact your doctor in such case.

REFERENCES

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    75 g
    Ingredient
    CEPHALEXIN(CEFALEXIN) 250MG
    Hsn Code
    30042012
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Rs.127.00
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