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CACEFF TABLET

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Composition for CACEFF

Cefalexin(500 mg),Carbocisteine(NA)

food interaction for CACEFF

alcohol interaction for CACEFF

pregnancy interaction for CACEFF

lactation interaction for CACEFF

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Caceff tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for CACEFF

Cefalexin(500 mg)

Uses

Cefalexin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Cefalexin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Itching, Generalised rash, Skin rash, Urticaria, Bleeding, Bruise, Stomach upset, Skin reaction, Diarrhoea, Mouth ulcer, Wheezing, Difficulty in swalloing, Vaginal infection, Shortness of breath
Carbocisteine(NA)

Uses

Carbocisteine is used in the treatment of cough.

How it works

Carbocisteine belongs to a class of medicines called mucolytics. It works by breaking down the mucus that is produced in the lungs. This helps to make the mucus less thick and sticky, so it is easier to cough up.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Rash, Wheezing

SUBSTITUTES for CACEFF

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Expert advice for CACEFF

• Do not start or continue the cephalexin capsules and consult your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cephalexin, other cephalosporins (similar antibiotics), or penicillin group of antibiotics. An allergic reaction may include rash, itching, difficulty in breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue
• Do not start or continue the cephalexin capsules and consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea; symptoms include pain, fever and inflammation of the large intestine
• Do not start or continue the cephalexin capsules and consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
• If you are taking vitamin supplements, do not take them for 2 hours before or after taking this drug.

Frequently asked questions for CACEFF

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.

Carbocisteine

Q.Is carbocisteine good for cough?
Yes, carbocisteine is used to treat cough

Q.Does carbocisteine cause diarrhea?
No, carbocisteine is not known to cause diarrhe

Q.Does carbocisteine contain penicillin?
No, carbocisteine does not contain penicillin

Q.Is carbocisteine an antibiotic?
No, carbocisteine is not an antibiotic.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)