Forexine

Forexine

cefalexin

Manufacturer:

GXI

Distributor:

Metro Drug
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cefalexin monohydrate
Indications/Uses
Resp tract, ENT, GUT, skin & soft tissue infections, bone & joint infections caused by susceptible microorganisms.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 1-2 g daily given in divided doses at 6, 8 or 12-hr intervals. Streptococcal pharyngitis or tonsillitis, mild, uncomplicated UTI & skin & soft tissue infections 500 mg every 12 hr. Childn 25-50 mg/kg in divided doses every 6 hr. Otitis media 75-100 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Previous allergic reactions to penicillins, penicillin derivatives, penicillamine or cephalosporins.
Special Precautions
History of bleeding disorders. GI disease especially ulcerative colitis, hepatic & renal function impairment. Concomitant use w/ alcohol, anticoagulants, heparin, thrombolytic agents, platelet aggregation inhibitors or probenecid. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Pseudomembranous colitis, allergic reactions, hypoprothrombinemia, oral candidiasis, seizures, hypersensitivity reactions, GI reactions, serum sickness-like reactions, vaginitis, thrombophlebitis, biliary "sludge" & pseudolithiasis.
Drug Interactions
Delayed renal excretion by probenecid.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01DB01 - cefalexin ; Belongs to the class of first-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Forexine cap 500 mg
Packing/Price
100 × 1's (P19.17/pack);21 × 1's (P19.15/pack)
Form
Forexine oral susp 250 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
70 mL x 1's (P183.75/bottle)
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