Medicine Overview of Cephalkem Tablet DT
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT 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.
Side Effects of Cephalkem are Rash, Allergic reaction, Stomach pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Cephalkem Tablet DT
Your doctor has prescribed Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT 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 Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT 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, Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Cephalkem Tablet DT related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT 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.
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT 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 Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cephalkem 250 mg Tablet DT, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Cephalkem Tablet DT
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
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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