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MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE

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Composition for MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE

Prescription Required

Primary uses of MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE

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Medicine Overview of Merifex Capsule

Uses of Merifex Capsule

MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE 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.

Merifex Capsule side effects

Common

Side Effects of Merifex are Rash, Allergic reaction, Stomach pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhoea.

How to use Merifex 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. MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Merifex Capsule works

MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE 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 Merifex Capsule

Expert advice for Merifex Capsule

  • Your doctor has prescribed MERIFEX 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 MERIFEX 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE as it may cause increased side effects.
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Merifex Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Merifex Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
MERIFEX 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
MERIFEX 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 MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of MERIFEX 500 MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Merifex Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of MERIFEX 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Merifex Capsule

Frequently asked questions about 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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