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GERFEX 250 MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 62.66 for 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each)
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Composition for GERFEX

Cefalexin(250 mg)

food interaction for GERFEX

alcohol interaction for GERFEX

pregnancy interaction for GERFEX

lactation interaction for GERFEX

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

SALT INFORMATION for GERFEX

Cefalexin(250 mg)

Uses

Gerfex 250 mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Gerfex 250 mg capsule 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 GERFEX

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  • PHEXIN 250 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsule in strip)
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 6.67/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 66.70
    pay 6% more per capsule
  • SPORIDEX 250MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 6.65/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 66.50
    pay 6% more per capsule
  • CEFF 250 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 5.80/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 58
    save 7% more per capsule
  • LX 250MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 10/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 100
    pay 60% more per capsule
  • CEFTER 250MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 6.60/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 66
    pay 5% more per capsule

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Expert advice for GERFEX

• 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 GERFEX

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 18 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)