Edicef is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs, ears, throat, urinary trac... View More
Uses of CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet
Side effects of CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet
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. Edicef may be taken with o... View More
How CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet works
Edicef is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to sur... View More
What if you forget to take CEPHALEXIN(ZYD) Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Edicef, 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 re... View More
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