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Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefalexin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 07, 2019

Cefalexin

Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup helps in treating various infections that are caused by bacteria. It includes infections in the respiratory tract, bone infections, middle ear infection, urinary tract infection, skin infections and sore throat. It can also be used for preventing endocarditis (heart valve inflammation) that is caused by an infection. This medication belongs to the drug group known as cephalosporin (antibiotic). It interferes in the formation of the cell walls of the bacteria. This results in the rupturing of the walls and hence kills the bacteria. The medication is also available in tablet and liquid form for oral consumption.

The dosage of Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup depends on your age, general health, the condition for which the treatment is being done and its severity, as well as your body’s reaction to the first dose. Take the dosages as directed by the doctor. If you miss a dose, you can have it as soon as you remember about it, but skip it if the time for your next scheduled dose is near. Do not take two doses together as overdosing can lead to nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, diarrhea and blood in urine.

The common side effects of Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup include indigestion, stomach pain and inflammation or irritation in the lining of the stomach. Being mild in nature, they tend to go away in a few days.

  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup Otitis Media which is an ear infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella.
  • Pharyngitis

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup treats Pharyngitis which is an inflammation of Pharynx caused by group A Streptococcus.
  • Cystitis

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup treats Cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Pyelonephritis

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup helps in treating Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Osteomyelitis

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup treats Osteomyelitis which is a bone infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like Penicillins and Cephalosporins.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 4 to 5 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup can be observed within 1 hour after oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup should be taken during pregnancy only if it is clearly needed under doctor's supervision.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup is known to excreted in human breast milk. It should be taken only if clearly needed under doctor's supervision. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea or thrush is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup belongs to the first generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins which inhibits the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Colitis

    Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Seizure Disorders

    Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Discontinue if seizure is due to Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup. Start with appropriate anticonvulsant medicine seizures are clinically indicated.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Chloramphenicol

    The desired effect of Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Metformin

    Taking these medicines together may increase the risk of lowering the blood glucose levels. Monitor blood glucose levels constantly If coadministration is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Consult the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition

    Cholera Vaccine

    Avoid taking cholera vaccine if you have taking Cephalkem 125 MG Syrup. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.
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