CEPHAXIN 250 DT Tablet 10's

Bacterial Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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).

CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET or other antibiotics. Inform your doctor if you are due for a blood or urine test as CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET may interfere with these tests.

CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women so, contact your doctor before taking it. CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and stomach-ache. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms are getting worse.

USES OF CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET WORKS

CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET as advised by your physician.

For Tablet, Capsule: Swallow CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

For Dispersible Tablet: Disperse CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET

COMMON

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

RARE

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

Stop taking CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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

CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET should not affect your ability to drive or operate machines.

KIDNEY

CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney diseases. Contact your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET should be used with caution in patients having liver impairment. Contact your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET if you are allergic to cephalexin, other cephalosporins, penicillins or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before taking CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET tell your doctor if you:

  • have penicillin sensitivity
  • have a history of severe or prolonged diarrhoea during or after taking CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET
  • have a history of severe skin rash or peeling, blistering or mouth sores after taking CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET
  • are due for a blood or urine test

Use in Paediatrics:

CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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:

CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET out of sight and reach of children
  • Store CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET

Can CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET be used for cough and cold?

Antibiotic medicines such as CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET be taken in pregnancy?

CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET if I am diabetic?

Ask your doctor if you can take CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET?

If you forget to take a dose of CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, skip that dose if it's almost time for the next one. Do not take CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET two times to make up for the missed dose.

Can CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET cause diarrhea?

Yes. Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics like CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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 CEPHAXIN 250 DT TABLET?

Continue taking CEPHAXIN 250 DT 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)

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CEPHAXIN 250 DT Tablet 10's

CEPHAXIN 250 DT Tablet 10's Mkt: Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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