Cefastad 500

Cefastad 500

cefalexin

Manufacturer:

Stada

Distributor:

HK Medical Supplies
/
Health Express
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cephalexin monohydrate
Indications/Uses
Resp tract infections caused by S. pneumoniae & S. pyogenes; otitis media due to S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, staphylococci, streptococci, & M. catarrhalis; skin & skin structure infections caused by staphylococci &/or streptococci; bone infections caused by staphylococci &/or P. mirabilis; GUT infections, including acute prostatitis, caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis, & K. pneumoniae.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 1-4 g daily in divided doses. Usual adult dose: 250 mg every 6 hr. Streptococcal pharyngitis, skin & skin structure infections & uncomplicated cystitis in patient >15 yr 500 mg every 12 hr. Cytitis therapy should be continued for 7-14 days. Childn 25-50 mg/kg/day in divided doses. Streptococcal pharyngitis in patient >1 yr & skin & skin structure infections Total daily dose may be divided & administered every 12 hr. Severe infections Dosage may be doubled. Otitis media 75-100 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses. β-hemolytic streptococcal infections Administer therapeutic dosage for at least 10 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Previous hypersensitivity reactions to cephalosporins & penicillin. Penicillin-sensitive patients; patients w/ history of GI disease, particularly colitis. Pseudomembranous colitis. Risk of overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms w/ prolonged use; positive direct Coombs' tests; false positive reaction for glucose in the urine. Renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, gastritis, dyspepsia, allergic or hypersensitivity reactions.
Drug Interactions
MIMS Class
Cephalosporins
ATC Classification
J01DB01 - cefalexin ; Belongs to the class of first-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Cefastad 500 cap 500 mg
Packing/Price
1 × 100's
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