Cephadex DT 125mg Tablet 10'S

Bacterial Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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).

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET can also be used to treat dental infections. Bacterial infections are generally characterized by fever, extreme tiredness, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, groin or elsewhere, headache, nausea or vomiting.

Before taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET, 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET or other antibiotics. Inform your doctor if you are due for a blood or urine test as CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET may interfere with these tests.

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women so, contact your doctor before taking it. CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and stomach-ache. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms are getting worse.

USES OF CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET

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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET WORKS

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that shows bactericidal action (kills the bacteria) by inhibiting the formation of bacterial cell wall.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET as advised by your physician.

For Tablet, Capsule: Swallow CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

For Dispersible Tablet: Disperse CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET in the specified quantity of water as mentioned in the label. Consume the mixture immediately after reconstitution.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Continue to take CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET

COMMON

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

RARE

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

Stop taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 liquids 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 smaller 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 sleeping so that stomach acid won’t come up. Do not eat 3 to 4 hours before going to sleep and avoid tea, coffee, cola or alcohol. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET should not affect your ability to drive or operate machines.

KIDNEY

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney diseases. Contact your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients having liver impairment. Contact your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET if you are allergic to cephalexin, other cephalosporins, penicillins or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET tell your doctor if you:

  • have penicillin sensitivity
  • have a history of severe or prolonged diarrhoea during or after taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET
  • have a history of severe skin rash or peeling, blistering or mouth sores after taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET
  • are due for a blood or urine test

Use in Paediatrics:

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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:

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET, 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET, 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET out of sight and reach of children
  • Store CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET

Can CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET be used for cough and cold?

Antibiotic medicines such as CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET be taken in pregnancy?

CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET if I am diabetic?

Ask your doctor if you can take CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET?

If you forget to take a dose of CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, skip that dose if it's almost time for the next one. Do not take CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET two times to make up for the missed dose.

Can CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET cause diarrhea?

Yes. Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics like CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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 CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET?

Continue taking CEPHADEX DT 125MG TABLET 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

1. K.D. Tripathi. Antimicrobial Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. 8th edition. 2019. Page 776.

2. Derrick CW Jr, Reilly K. The role of cephalexin in the treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. 1983. [Accessed on 28th October 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6364089/

3. Disney FA. Cephalexin in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. 1983. [Accessed on 28th October 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6364087/

4. ACS Dobfar SPA. Electronic Medicines Compendium. [Revised in May 2022] [Accessed on 28th October 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9143.pdf https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9141.pdf

5. Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited. Phexin BD (Cephalexin). [Revised in June 2020] [Accessed on 28th October 2022] https://india-pharma.gsk.com/media/6398/phexin-oral-formulations.pdf

6. Ascend Laboratories. Cephalexin capsule. Dailymed. [Revised in June 2022] [Accessed on 28th October 2022] https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=4fec8daf-6e09-4153-926f-64709dbdd26c

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    CEFALEXIN 125MG
    Hsn Code
    30042012
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Cephadex DT 125mg Tablet 10'S

Cephadex DT 125mg Tablet 10'S Mkt: Cipla Ltd (Generics)

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