Axcel Cephalexin

Axcel Cephalexin

cefalexin

Manufacturer:

Kotra Pharma

Distributor:

Kotra Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cephalexin monohydrate
Indications/Uses
Resp tract, ENT, O&G, skin & soft tissue, bone & dental infections, UTI. Prophylaxis of recurrent UTI. Gonorrhoea (when penicillin is unsuitable). Alternative to penicillin in the prophylaxis of heart patients undergoing dental treatment.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn >12 yr 500 mg tds. UTI 1 g bd. Severe or deep-seated infections 1 g tds or 1.5 g qds. Childn 25-60 mg/kg daily. Chronic, severe or deep-seated infections 100 mg/kg daily. Max: 4 g daily. 7-12 yr 250-500 mg qds or 0.5-1 g bd, 3-6 yr 125-250 mg qds or 250-500 mg bd, 1-2 yr 62.5-125 mg qds or 125-250 mg bd, 0-1 yr 25-60 mg/kg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity to penicillins. Prolonged use. Renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances, hypersensitivity reactions, including rash, urticaria, eosinophilia, fever, reactions resembling serum sickness, anaphylaxis.
Drug Interactions
Oestrogen-containing OCs, probenecid, nephrotoxic drugs.
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
Axcel Cephalexin cap 250 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10 × 10's
Form
Axcel Cephalexin cap 500 mg
Packing/Price
5 × 10 × 10's
Form
Axcel Cephalexin oral susp 125 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
(fruity flavour) 100 mL x 1's; (fruity flavour) 60 mL x 1's
Form
Axcel Cephalexin oral susp 250 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
(strawberry flavour) 100 mL x 1's
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