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Cephalexin 500mg Capsules 100's

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Description
Cephalexin Capsules contain cefalexin as the active ingredient, which belongs to a class of antibiotics called ‘cephalosporins’. Cefalexin Capsules are used to treat following infections caused by bacteria that can be killed by cefalexin: •Respiratory tract (lung and airways) e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis. •Middle ear infections (otitis media). •Skin and soft tissue (e.g. muscle) infections. •Bone and joint infections. •Infections of the reproductive organs and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis), including, •acute inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis), •Dental infections.
How to use
Adults and the elderly The usual total daily dose is 1-4 g orally, in divided doses. •Most infections can be treated by 500 mg every 8 hours. For skin and soft tissue infections, sore throat (streptococcal pharyngitis), and mild, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, the usual dose is 250 mg every 6 hours, or 500 mg every 12 hours. •For more severe infections, larger doses may be needed. A reduced dose is needed for patients with severe kidney disorders. Use in children The usual total daily dose for children is 25-50 mg/kg (body weight) in divided doses. •For skin and soft tissue infections, streptococcal pharyngitis, and mild, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hours.
Precautions
Do not take Cephalexin Capsules if you: •Are allergic (hypersensitive) to cefalexin, other cephalosporins (similar antibiotics) or penicillin group of antibiotics, or to any of the ingredients in the product. An allergic reaction may include rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue. •Have porphyria; a hereditary metabolic disorder.