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Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR

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Overview

Uses of Mexef Tablet SR

Mexef Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Mexef Tablet SR

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. Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mexef Tablet SR works

Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Mexef Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR 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 Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Mexef Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR, 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.
Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR
₹8.27/Tablet SR
Nufex 375mg Tablet SR
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR 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 Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR 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 Mexef 375 mg Tablet SR as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mexef

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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
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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 Mexef cause diarrhea?

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

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

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

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 Mexef when my symptoms are relieved?

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

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References
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  2. Cefalexin. South Ruislip, UK: Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.; 2010. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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