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Cephalexin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Cephalexin

Generic Name : Cephalexin
Pronunciation : sef a lex' in
Latest prescription information about Cephalexin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Cephalexin

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Why is Cephalexin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for susceptible infections. It stops or slows the growth of bacterial cells.
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When should Cephalexin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cephalexin?

Adult: PO- Susceptible infections- The recommended dose is 1-2 g/day in divided doses. Up to 6 g/day in more serious infections.
Prophylaxis against recurrent UTI- The recommended dose is 125 mg/day at night.

How should Cephalexin be taken?

It comes as a capsule, tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cephalexin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), blood clotting problems, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may reduce platelet counts, avoid injury or bruising.

What are the side effects of Cephalexin?

   Hypersensitivity : Skin rashes, hives, fever, itching and facial swelling.
   Miscellaneous : Genital and anal itching, vaginal infection/inflammation, vaginal discharge, dizziness, fatigue, headache, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, joint pain and joint disorder.

What are the other precautions for Cephalexin?

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may lead to secondary infectiond.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cephalexin?

Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.



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vonny04, Turkey

Can I take cefaxs if I am allergic to penicillin

welshgoldigger, United Kingdom

I was prescribed this for a throat infection that arrived on the back of a flu attack. 20 mins after 1st capsule, my hands and feet started to itch as if soldier ants were attacking me. It has never been explained why this immediate allergic reaction should occur.

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