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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: July 30, 2019

Sporidex 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. This capsule can also be used for preventing endocarditis (heart valve inflammation) that is caused by an infection.

This 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 dosage of this 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.

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

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.

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.

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 Medicine


    This medication interacts with Chloramphenicol, Metformin, Ethinyl Estradiol, Cholera Vaccine.

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. Sporidex 500 mg capsule is used to treat conditions such as

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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