Cephalexin

MOA

Drug Label Information | Brands:

Brands
Alcephin®, Alembic
C-Lex, mfd by Centurion Remedies Pvt ltd for Zawadi Healthcare Ltd
C-Lex Ds
Cefamor, Cadila pharm
Cefacure, Orchid
Cefalin, Flamingo
Cephastal, Stallion
Cephoxin, Pharco
Ceporex, GSK
Corfex, Unosource Pharma Limited
Felaxin, Crown Healthcare
Felexin, Remedica
Keflex, Eli Lilly
Kelexin, Cosmos
Leximark, Marksans
Leocef, Lab and Allied
Medalexin, CSPC OUYI pharmaceutical co. Ltd (For Medisel (K) Ltd)
Mediceff, Medivet
Medoceph, Medopharm
Oracef, Dawa
Oriphex, Zydus
Rivalexin, Riva
Selexin, Prism

Indications
Respiratory tract infections Caused by susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Otitis Media. …
Skin And Skin Structure Infections. …
Bone Infections. …
Genitourinary Tract Infections.

Contraindications
Antimicrobial resistance, viral infection.
Cephalosporin hypersensitivity, penicillin hypersensitivity. …
Renal failure, renal impairment. …
Colitis, diarrhea, GI disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pseudomembranous colitis, ulcerative colitis. …
Pregnancy. …
Breast-feeding.

Drug interactions
BCG.
cholera vaccine.
metformin.
multivitamins with minerals.
probenecid.
sodium picosulfate.
typhoid vaccine.
warfarin.

Adverse Drug Effects
severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
little or no urination;
agitation, confusion, hallucinations; or
severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common cephalexin side effects may include:

diarrhea;
dizziness, feeling tired;
headache, joint pain; or
vaginal itching or discharge.
You may report any side effects to PPB Pharmacovigillance by calling or online