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Cephalex Dry Syrup

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Cephalex Dry Syrup

Cephalex Dry Syrup side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cephalex Dry Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Cephalex Dry Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cephalex Dry Syrup works

Cephalex Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Cephalex Dry Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cephalex Dry Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Cephalex Dry Syrup 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 Cephalex Dry Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Cephalex Dry Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Cephalex Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalex Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cephalex Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalex Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cephalex Dry Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Cephalex Dry Syrup, 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cephalex Dry Syrup to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Cephalex Dry Syrup 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.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cephalex Dry Syrup as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cephalex

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What are use mega-cv dry syrupChild are not drinking milk
Dr. Pranav Gupta
Child Specialist
Mega CV is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections
Kya fever main cefixime 50 mg dry syrup de sakte haiKitna ml dena hota hai
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
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FAQs

Q. Is cephalexin safe?

Cephalexin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Can the use of Cephalex cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cephalex 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if Cephalex doesn't work?

Talk to your doctor if Cephalex doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Cephalex or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Cephalex?

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.

Q. Can I stop taking Cephalex when my symptoms are relieved?

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

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References
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  2. Cefalexin. South Ruislip, UK: Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.; 2010. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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