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Composition for CEFTER

Cefalexin(250 mg)

food interaction for CEFTER

alcohol interaction for CEFTER

pregnancy interaction for CEFTER

lactation interaction for CEFTER

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cefter 250mg syrup at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefter 250mg syrup 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefter 250mg syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CEFTER

Cefalexin(250 mg)

Uses

Cefter 250mg syrup is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Cefter 250mg syrup 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

SUBSTITUTES for CEFTER

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  • SPORIDEX REDIMIX 250 MG SYRUP
    (30 ML syrup in bottle)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 2.48/ML of syrup
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    Rs. 74.50
    pay 68% more per ML of syrup
  • PHEXIN READY 250 MG SYRUP
    (60 ML syrup in bottle)
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1.99/ML of syrup
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    Rs. 119.40
    pay 35% more per ML of syrup
  • SPORIDEX 250MG SYRUP
    (30 ML syrup in bottle)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 2.18/ML of syrup
    generic_icon
    Rs. 65.50
    pay 48% more per ML of syrup
  • CEFF FORTE 250 MG SYRUP
    (60 ML syrup in bottle)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 1.83/ML of syrup
    generic_icon
    Rs. 110
    pay 24% more per ML of syrup
  • SPORIDEX REDIMIX 250 MG SYRUP
    (60 ML syrup in bottle)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 1.82/ML of syrup
    generic_icon
    Rs. 109
    pay 23% more per ML of syrup

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Expert advice for CEFTER

• 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 CEFTER

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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)