Apo-Cephalex

Apo-Cephalex

cefalexin

Manufacturer:

Apotex

Distributor:

Pharmaforte
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cephalexin
Indications/Uses
Resp tract including otitis media, GUT, bones & joints, skin & soft tissue infections caused by susceptible organisms.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 1-4 g daily in 2-4 divided doses. Childn Usual dose: 25-50 mg/kg/day in 4 equal doses.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Penicillin-sensitive patients. Cross-allergenicity between penicillins & cephalosporins. Consider diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis in patients w/ diarrhea. Overgrowth of clostridia. Discontinue if superinfection & allergic reaction occur. Periodic monitoring of renal & hepatic functions, & hematological tests. Adjust dose in patients w/ renal impairment (CrCl 22-50 mL/min) do not exceed 3 g daily; (10-20 mL/min) do not exceed 1.5 g daily, (<5 mL/min) do not exceed 500 mg. False +ve reaction for urinary glucose w/ Benedict's & Fehling's soln or w/ Clinitest.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vulval irritation & skin rash.
Drug Interactions
Decreased renal tubular secretion w/ 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
Apo-Cephalex film-coated tab 250 mg
Packing/Price
1000's
Form
Apo-Cephalex film-coated tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
500's
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