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Sporidex 500 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefalexin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 12, 2021

Sporidex 500 MG Capsule is used for the treatment of 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.

Sporidex 500 MG Capsule 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 available in tablet and liquid form for oral consumption.

The dosage of Sporidex 500 MG Capsule 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 to make up for a missed one as overdosing can lead to nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, diarrhea and blood in urine.

The common side effects of Sporidex 500 MG Capsule 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. There are some serious side effects though that may occur, which would require immediate medical help:

  • A serious allergic reaction, the symptoms of which may include hives, swelling of the face and lips or trouble breathing
  • Oral thrush or a yeast infection; symptoms include white patches inside the mouth and changes in vaginal discharge
  • Persistent diarrhea with the presence of blood or mucus in stool

Sporidex 500 MG Capsule can pass on to a new born baby by the mother through breastfeeding and affect the baby. Therefore it is important to inform your doctor regarding the same before taking the medicine. Pregnant women or those planning to get pregnant must also inform their doctor about their condition beforehand.

Take as directed, at regular intervals around-the-clock (with or without food). Chilling oral suspension improves flavor (do not freeze). Complete full course of medication, even if you feel better. Drink 2-3 L fluid/day.

If diarrhea occurs, yogurt or buttermilk may help. May cause false-positive test with Clinitest®; use another form of testing. May interfere with oral contraceptives; additional contraceptive measures are necessary. Report severe, unresolved diarrhea; vaginal itching or drainage; sores in mouth; blood, pus, or mucus in stool or urine; easy bleeding or bruising; unusual fever or chills; rash; or respiratory difficulty.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Bacterial Infections

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This capsule 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 this capsule can be observed within 1 hour after oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Women who are pregnant must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    Breastfeeding women must take proper care before consuming this alcohol.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is found to be safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Usually this medicine does not affect the alertness of the patient.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution must be taken in patient with kidney disease, Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution must be taken in patient with liver disease, Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Sporidex 500 MG Capsule , 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.

This capsule 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. Bacteria eventually lyse due to ongoing activity of cell wall autolytic enzymes (autolysins and murein hydrolases) while cell wall assembly is arrested.

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 Alcohol

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

    Positive direct Coombs', false-positive urinary glucose test using cupric sulfate (Benedict's solution, Clinitest®, Fehling's solution), false-positive serum or urine creatinine with Jaffé reaction, false-positive urinary proteins and steroids.
  • Interaction with Food

    Peak antibiotic serum concentration is lowered and delayed, but total drug absorbed is not affected; take on an empty stomach. If GI distress, take with food.
  • Interaction with Disease

    • Increased effect: High-dose probenecid decreases clearance.
    • Increased toxicity: Aminoglycosides increase nephrotoxic potential.

Ques: What is Sporidex 500 mg capsule?

Ans: Sporidex capsule is a medication which has Cephalexin as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by constricting bacterial cell wall synthesis and works as an antibiotic.

Ques: What are the uses of Sporidex 500 mg capsule?

Ans: Sporidex capsule is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Ear Infection , Pharyngitis, and Cystitis.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Sporidex 500 mg capsule?

Ans: Side effects include Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Dark or clay colored stools, Fever, Itching or rash, Joint pain, Dark urine, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, and Yellow colored eyes or skin.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Sporidex 500 mg capsule?

Ans: Store Sporidex capsule in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children.

Ques: How long do I need to use Sporidex 500 MG Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This capsules takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Sporidex 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication should not be used if you have the conditions such as rash, hives, swelling of the area under the tissues, allergy, severe skin reactions, etc.

Ques: Is Sporidex 500 MG Capsule safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Sporidex 500 MG Capsule be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, stomach pain, Vomiting, etc.
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