Content Details
Written By
PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
Reviewed By
Writing in Medical Sciences, Medical Writing, Advanced PG Diploma in Clinical Research
Last updated on:
24 Mar 2019 | 12:24 AM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy

Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Cephalkem Capsule

Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used to treat common mild to moderate bacterial infection.

Cephalkem Capsule side effects

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

How to use Cephalkem Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cephalkem Capsule works

Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Cephalkem Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule 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 500 mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cephalkem Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule, 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.
Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule
₹12.87/Capsule
Sporidex 500 Capsule
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹16.2/Capsule
26% costlier
Phexin 500mg Capsule
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹16.27/Capsule
26% costlier
₹16.97/Capsule
32% costlier
₹14.4/Capsule
12% costlier
Alceff 500mg Capsule
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
₹3.25/Capsule
save 75%

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule 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 Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule 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 Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cephalkem

arrow
My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Cephalkem 500 mg Capsule?

User Feedback


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 Cephalkem cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cephalkem 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 Cephalkem doesn't work?

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

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

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 Cephalkem when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Related Products

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Cephalkem 500mg Capsule. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
MRP
128.73
10 capsules in 1 strip
ADD TO CART
Best Price ₹102.98
20% OFF
Use Coupon HEALTH1020 during checkout