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Consuming alcohol with Cefalex does not cause any harmful side effects.
Cefalex is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there... View More
Cefalex is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
Cefalex does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cefalex should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefalex may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cefalex should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefalex may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cefalex is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs, ears, throat, urinary tra... View More
Uses of CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet
- Allergic reaction
- Stomach pain
How to use CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cefalex may be taken with ... View More
How CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet works
Cefalex is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to su... View More
What if you forget to take CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Cefalex, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed CEPHALEXIN 250 MG TABLET to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder ... View More
- Discontinue CEPHALEXIN 250 MG TABLET and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in... View More
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking CEPHALEXIN 250 MG TABLET as it may cause increased side effects.
Pneumonia, Otitis media, Bacterial endocarditis, Streptococcal pharyngitis, Cellulitis, Respiratory tract infections, Urinary tract infections, Bone and... View More
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Oral Bone and joint infections; Respiratory tract infections, Genitourinary Tract Infections, Otitis Media Adults 1 to 4 g/day in divided doses. Us... View More
Children 25 to 50 mg/kg/day q12h For streptococcal pharyngitis in patients >1year old and for skin and skin structure infections, divide total daily ... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) 40-50 Max: 3 g daily. 10-40 Max: 1.5 g daily. <10 Max: 750 mg daily.
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Mode of Action
Cefalexin binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in ba... View More
Hypersensitivity to penicillins; pseudomembranous colitis; renal failure; pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk; use with ... View More
GI disturbances (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort), dyspepsia; allergic reactions (e.g. rash urticaria, angioedema); genital and a... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies Available data from published epidemiologic studies and pharmacovigilance case reports o... View More
Concurrent use w/ metfromin may result to fatal lactic acidosis. May enhance the anticoagulant effect of vit K antagonists (e.g. warfarin). Increased ri... View More
Alternative brand for Cefalex
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More