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Cephadex (500mg) is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for susceptible infections. It stops or slows the growth of bacterial cells.

Drug information on Cephadex (500mg) (Cephalexin) from Cipla Limited

Cephadex (500mg)

  Capsule
Cipla Limited
Generic : Cephalexin
 135.15
500mg
10 Capsules
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Medical Condition(s) for which Cephadex (500mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Cephadex (500mg)

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Cephadex (500mg)?

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

When is Cephadex (500mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Cephadex (500mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Cephadex (500mg)

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

Storage Conditions for Cephadex (500mg)

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



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