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Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the infection to prevent the growth and further spread of the microorganisms.

Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Alcephin LA Tablet

Benefits of Alcephin LA Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet is a medicine that helps to kill the bacteria that cause different infections and treats your infection. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Alcephin LA Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alcephin LA

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash

How to use Alcephin LA 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. Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alcephin LA Tablet works

Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefalexin and Probenecid. Cefalexin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Probenecid is a uricosuric medicine which increases the effectiveness of cefadroxil by decreasing its passage through urine.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alcephin LA Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet, 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 regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Take it with or without food but at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the course as suggested by the doctor.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects. 
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet can cause drowsiness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

Fact Box

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Therapeutic Class
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet as soon you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Alcephin LA 500 mg/500 mg Tablet?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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References

  1. Cefalexin. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2009 [revised 14 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Probenecid. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefalexin. Frimley, Camberley: Sandoz Limited; 1996 [revised 3 Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Medscape. Probenecid. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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