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Cephalkem 125mg Drop

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Cephalkem 125mg Drop is an antibiotic medicine that is given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections associated with the ear, nose, throat, tonsils, lungs, and skin. It may also be prescribed as a second line of treatment for urinary tract infections.

Cephalkem 125mg Drop may be given with or without food. However, if your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. It is usually given three times a day but this may vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. Stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again. Avoid giving a double dose if it is almost time for the next dose.

Cephalkem 125mg Drop may cause some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and mild skin rash. These side effects usually go away once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if they persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor immediately.

Inform the doctor about your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problems, blood disorders, birth defects, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problems, skin disorders, and liver or kidney malfunction. This information will help the doctor suggest the correct dose and its related schedule for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Cephalkem 125mg Drop in children

Benefits of Cephalkem 125mg Drop for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cephalkem 125mg Drop is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections such as otitis media, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infection, and urinary tract infection. It is also proved to be effective against resistant bacteria.

This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping them from multiplying. The infection should start improving within 2 to 3 days of regular dosing. However, you must finish the full course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Cephalkem 125mg Drop in children

Cephalkem 125mg Drop does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Cephalkem

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How can I give Cephalkem 125mg Drop to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Cephalkem 125mg Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cephalkem Drop works

Cephalkem 125mg Drop is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. This activity stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Cephalkem 125mg Drop should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalkem 125mg Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cephalkem 125mg Drop is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cephalkem 125mg Drop is recommended.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving Cephalkem 125mg Drop to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Cephalkem 125mg Drop to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule strictly.

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Quick tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Contact your doctor if your child has diarrhea that goes on for more than 4 days or if it is severe and watery, or contains blood.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. This medicine is not to be taken in such cases.
  • Only give Cephalkem 125mg Drop to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.
  • You may see white patches inside your child’s mouth and throat after a prolonged intake of Cephalkem 125mg Drop. This could be due to a fungal infection. So, if your child develops any such effect, contact your doctor right away.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Narrow-spectrum {First generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 1st generation

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FAQs

Q. What if I overdose my child by mistake?

A single extra dose of Cephalkem 125mg Drop is unlikely to do any harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Cephalkem 125mg Drop to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Can Cephalkem 125mg Drop cause any serious side effects?

Yes, Cephalkem 125mg Drop may rarely cause some serious side effects. These may include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, severe diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. If your child develops any such unwanted effects, consult your child’s doctor.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Cephalkem 125mg Drop?

Cephalkem 125mg Drop can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Cephalkem 125mg Drop. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Cephalkem 125mg Drop?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Can Cephalkem 125mg Drop impact my child’s digestion?

Cephalkem 125mg Drop is an antibiotic and its use may affect or compromise the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, thereby increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child experiences diarrhea while being on treatment with Cephalkem 125mg Drop, do not abruptly stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps.

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of origin: India

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