Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using cephalexin oral suspensions.
Indications and Usage
Cephalexin is indicated in the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria. It is used for respiratory tract infections, bone infections, otitis media, skin and skin structure infections, and urinary tract infections.
Administration and Dosage
Use of cephalexin oral suspensions during pregnancy or breastfeeding may be harmful.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking cephalexin oral suspensions.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 250mg/5ml taken three times daily.
The usual dose for children is 250mg/5ml taken twice daily depending on age and body weight.
Children under the age of 5 years should take a tapered dose.
Possible interactions with cephalexin oral suspensions include medications like probenecid and metformin.
Taking metformin and cephalexin may cause serious kidney problems.
Cephalexin may also interact with the vitamins supplements or herbs you may be taking.
Cephalexin oral suspensions should not be taken with alcohol.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with cephalexin oral suspensions.
Cephalexin is contraindicated if you are allergic to any drug of the cephalosporin family, have kidney disease, or are below 1 year of age.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect cephalexin oral suspensions overdose.
Do not take cephalexin if:
- You are allergic to cephalexin’s active ingredients or other cephalosporins;
- You have severe kidney damage;
- You have intestinal diseases like colitis;
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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