Forexine

Forexine Dosage/Direction for Use

cefalexin

Manufacturer:

GXI

Distributor:

Metro Drug
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Cefalexin suspension or Cefalexin capsule is administered orally. The adult dosage ranges from 1 to 6 grams daily in divided doses.
The usual adult dose is 1 to 2 grams daily given in divided doses at 6, 8, or 12-hour intervals or as directed by the physician.
For streptococcal pharyngitis or tonsillitis, mild, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, a dosage of 500 mg may be administered every 12 hours.
For more severe infections or those caused by less susceptible organism, larger doses may be needed.
If daily doses of Cefalexin require greater than 4 grams, parenteral cephalosporins in appropriate doses should be prescribed.
Usual Dose in Children is 25 to 50 mg/kg body weight in divided doses. To be taken every 6 hours: See Table 1.

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For Streptococcal pharyngitis in children over 1 year of age, mild, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, the total daily dose may be divided; and administered and taken every 12 hours. (See Table 2.)

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In severe infections, the dosage may be doubled.
In the therapy of otitis media, a dosage of 75 to 100 mg per kg body weight per day in 4 divided doses is needed.
In the treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections, a therapeutic dosage of Cefalexin should be administered for a minimum of 10 days.
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