Ceporex (125mg/5ml) 90ml Suspension

Ceporex (125mg/5ml) 90ml Suspension

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  • Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline
  • Generic Name Cephalexin
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Product Information

  • Description

    Cephalexin is an antibiotic that belongs to the first-generation cephalosporin group of drugs. It is uniquely structured to recognize and bind to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) on the bacterial cell wall. Once bound, cephalexin interferes with the proper functioning of these proteins, resulting in halted production and strengthening of the bacterial cell wall. Bacteria lacking a strong cell wall cannot maintain its shape and integrity, leading to cell lysis and death. In some cases, the inhibition of PBPs also results in the buildup of certain cell components within the bacteria, leading to the bursting or breakdown of the cell membrane. This releases the intracellular contents of the bacteria into the surrounding environment, further inhibiting bacterial growth and killing more bacteria. Cephalexin exhibits a broad spectrum of activity, remaining effective against a wide range of bacterial species, particularly those susceptible to cephalosporins. However, like all antibiotics, bacterial resistance can occur if overexposed or used on bacteria with evolved resistance mechanisms. It is crucial to use antibiotics judiciously and only as prescribed by a medical professional.

  • Ingredients

  • Drug Class

    Cephalosporin Antibiotics

  • Dosage Form

  • Uses

    Unveiling its multifaceted uses and transformative applications as follows:

    • Treat a wide variety of bacterial infections
    • Arrest propagation of bacterial growth and proliferation
    • Reduce risk of bacterial infection for wounds and vaccinations
    • Cephalexin could also be used as a first-line antibiotic for people with kidney conditions as it is less toxic to the kidneys compared to other antibiotics
  • Dosage

    Tailoring Treatment for Optimal Health, Prescribed Medication Dosage is:

    • Ear infections • 5 to 15 mg per kg of body weight, given every six hours.
    • Strep throat • 250 mg to 500 mg, taken every six hours.
    • Skin infections • 250 mg to 500 mg, taken every six hours.
    • UTI • 500 mg to 1000 mg, taken every six hours.
  • In case of Overdose

    An overdose of cephalexin may cause unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rash. In severe cases, an overdose may lead to more severe reactions such as seizures, coma, and even death. If you believe you or someone else has inadvertently consumed too much cephalexin, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention to ensure the best outcome. The treatment for an overdose often depends on the individual's unique circumstances, including their age, weight, and general health condition. Various measures may be taken, such as supportive care, dialysis, or the administration of specific drugs. Consulting with a medical professional is paramount if you suspect an overdose, as they can provide customized guidance and direction, ensuring you receive the best care possible.

  • Missed Dose

    You should take your missed dose of cephalexin as soon as you remember if you miss it. However, if you remember close to the time of your next scheduled dose, disregard the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. It is important to follow the advice of your medical professional for further guidance on dosing.

  • How To Use

    Cephalexin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat various bacterial infections, and it's crucial to follow the doctor's instructions carefully for the correct dosage and timing. The dosage depends on age and weight for children, while adults typically take 500mg every 6 hours or 1000mg every 12 hours, either as a liquid suspension or tablets. For maximum effect and to reduce stomach irritation, take it during meals at evenly spaced intervals. Shake the suspension bottle well before each use, and use the provided syringe or measuring cup for accurate measurement. Tablet forms should be taken orally with water, not crushed or chewed. It's essential to complete the course of treatment, even if symptoms improve, to prevent drug resistance and relapse of the infection. In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as possible, unless it's close to the next scheduled dose.

  • When Not to Use

    Discerning instances where this medication may not be appropriate:

    • You are allergic to cephalexin or any other penicillin-based antibiotic
    • You have a history of gastrointestinal conditions
    • You have a history of kidney disease or impaired kidney function
    • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
    • You are breastfeeding
  • Side Effects

    Unraveling the side effects lurking behind this medications are as follows:

    • Allergic reaction
    • Diarrhea.
    • Nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort.
    • Loose stools/runny nose (especially in children).
    • Skin rash.
    • Tingling in hands and feet.
    • Increased sensitivity to sunlight.
    • Sore throat.
    • Stomach pain.
    • Headache.
    • Vaginal irritation (in women).
    • Mood changes (in children).
    • Loss of appetite (in children).
    • Slow growth (in children).
    • Wheezing or other lung problems (in adults).
    • Weakness
  • Storage/Disposal

    Cephalexin is a liquid medication that needs to be stored appropriately to ensure effectiveness and safety. Following the manufacturer's instructions for storage of a cephalexin oral suspension with a concentration of 125mg/5ml is vital to maintain the safety and viability of the medication. The ideal storage location is in the refrigerator at a temperature between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Refrigerating the medication helps maintain its stability and shelf life, whereas freezing it can alter the drug's concentration and damage the container. Alternatively, a cool, dark place like a medicine cabinet or drawer can suffice, as long as the temperature stays below 30 degrees Celsius and the medication is protected from direct sunlight or heat sources. Prior to using the medication, it is essential to check for any changes indicating degradation or contamination, such as changes in color, odor, or viscosity. Failure to store cephalexin properly can result in reduced efficacy, altered composition, and an increased potential for side effects. Should you have any questions or concerns about storing cephalexin suspension, consult a healthcare provider or manufacturer.

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