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Blucef 500mg Capsule

Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Blucef 500mg Capsule

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10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Blucef Capsule


Uses of Blucef Capsule

Blucef 500mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Blucef Capsule side effects


Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.


How to use Blucef Capsule

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. Blucef 500mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Blucef Capsule works

Blucef 500mg Capsule 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.

In Depth Information on Blucef Capsule

Expert advice for Blucef Capsule

  • Your doctor has prescribed Blucef to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Blucef and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • 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 stools.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Blucef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Blucef Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Blucef Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Blucef 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Blucef 500mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Avoid prolonged use of Blucef 500mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Blucef 500mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Blucef 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Blucef 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Blucef 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Blucef 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefalexin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Blucef Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Cefalexin

Q. Does cephalexin contain sulfa or penicillin?
Cephalexin does not contain sulfa and is not penicillin. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Is cephalexin the same as Keflex, Sporanox, or amoxicillin?
Keflex is a brand name for cephalexin, but Sporanox and amoxicillin are other drugs
Q. Is cephalexin safe?
Cephalexin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take cephalexin with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), Dayquil (Phenylephrine, acetaminophen, dextromethorphan), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate), or Advil (ibuprofen)?
Yes, you may take cephalexin with Nyquil, Tylenol, Dayquil, Benadryl, Tamiflu, or Advil. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Can I take cephalexin with citalopram, or vitamins?
Yes, you can take cephalexin with citalopram, or vitamins
Q. Can I take cephalexin for a cold?
Cephalexin treats infections caused by bacteria. It does not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu
Q. Does cephalexin treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staph infections or bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
Cephalexin is not approved to treat STDs and is not active against MRSA. It may be used against staph infections, but is not very effective against bacterial vaginosis.

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