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Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S

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FORMULACephalexin 250 mg
COMPANYAGP Pharma
TYPECapsule
About
Dosing & Indication
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Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and in the body to eliminate bacteria and their toxins, that cause respiratory infections, ear infections, UTIs, and skin infections. Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is meant to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

 

How Does Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S Work

Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S belongs to a widespread group of chemicals known as antibiotics. It contains Cephalexin as an active agent that works by blocking the synthesis of bacterial cell walls which leads to bacterial cell death. Thereby, it stops the multiplication of bacteria and hence the spread of infection.

 


Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S can be used to treat: 

  • Respiratory tract infections 
  • Otitis media 
  • Skin infections caused by gram-positive bacteria 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Bacterial infections of the bone 

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

1 to 2 gm per day in two to four divided doses is the usual daily dose for adults.

Respiratory Tract Infections: 250 mg 6 hourly. The maximum dose is 4 gm per day.

Skin Infections: 500 mg 12 hourly. The maximum dose is 4 gm per day.

UTIs: 250 mg 6 hourly.

Child Dosage 

Children have usually prescribed the liquid form of Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S dosage depending on their weight and age. 

Under 3 months: 65.5 to 125 mg twice daily in two to four divided doses.

4 months to 2 years: 250 mg to 500 mg daily in two to four divided doses.

3 to 6 years: 1 to 2 grams daily in two to four divided doses.

Respiratory Tract Infections: 25 to 50 mg/kg/day given in divided doses.

Otitis Media: 75 to 100 mg/kg/day 6 hourly.

Skin Infections: 25 to 50 mg/kg/day given 12 hourly.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a healthcare provider as there is no evidence of risk. Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is found in breast milk in trace amounts but the effects are undetermined so caution is advised.

 

How To Use Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S

Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food but preferred to ingest with food to avoid abdominal discomfort. It is imperative not to stop Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.


Like most medicines,Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve within a few days of applying Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S.

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Anemia 
  • Seizures 
  • Prolonged prothrombin time 
  • Elderly patients 

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S:

  • Allergy to Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Moderate to severe liver disease
  • Clostridium dificile-associated diarrhea 

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S:

  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (eg. typhoid vaccine)
  • Metformin 
  • Probenecid 
  • Oral anticoagulants
  • Loop diuretics

#1. What if I miss a dose of Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#2. How to store Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S?

Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3. Will Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S affect my sexual activity?

No,there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#4. Can I take Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S during my pregnancy?

Yes,Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#5. Will Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S affect my sexual activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#6. Can I consume alcohol with Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#7. Is Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S safe to give to elderly patients?

Yes. This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S.

#8. Can Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S be used if the patient is having flu symptoms?

Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Keflex 250mg Capsule 12 'S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

 

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