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Alcephin Px Kid Tab

By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 12.50
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Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic

Medical Description

Alcephin Px Kid Tablet is an antibiotic medicine and is used to treat various bacterial infections such as infections of lungs, respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and pneumonia. It contains cephal
exin (cefalexin) as its active component. Alcephin Px Kid Tablet works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, the absence of cell wall leads to the death of bacteria and cure of infection. Do not use it if you are allergic to Cephalexin or penicillin antibiotics. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. Before using Alcephin Px Kid Tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
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Uses of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

Alcephin Px Kid Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the chest, lungs, respiratory tract, skin, urinary tract.

Contraindications of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

If you are allergic to Cephalexin or any other ingredients of Alcephin Px Kid Tablet. If you are allergic to any other cephalosporin group of antibiotics like Ceftriaxone or Cefuroxime.

Side effects of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

Nausea and diarrhoea (uncommon)

Precautions and Warnings of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Alcephin Px Kid Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Alcephin Px Kid Tablet should not be used in pregnancy unless it is considered essential by your physician. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will tell you about the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits of cefalexin over risks.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Alcephin Px Kid Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cephalexin passes into the breastmilk in a very small amounts. So, caution should be exercised while giving Alcephin Px Kid Tablet to a nursing mother. If you are taking this medicine during breastfeeding, watch for diarrhoea in a newborn baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Alcephin Px Kid Tablet?
A:
It does not influence driving ability, but if you experience dizziness after taking Alcephin Px Kid Tablet, you should avoid the drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Alcephin Px Kid Tablet?
A:
Alcohol consumption with Alcephin Px Kid Tablet can increase the side effect like dizziness & nausea. You should avoid alcohol while on this treatment.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergy to Alcephin Px Kid Tablet or any other antibiotics like penicillin, as much caution is required in such patients.
  • You have liver or kidney problems; your doctor may adjust the dose accordingly.
  • You experience any allergic reaction like skin rashes, etc. which may appear at the start of the treatment; the doctor may discontinue the medicine.
  • Complete the course of the antibiotic even if you are feeling better after a few doses. Not completing the course of antibiotics can lead to resistance.
  • If you get persistent diarrhoea, immediately inform your doctor.
  • You find any other superinfection occurs during the treatment; the doctor should take appropriate measures. It may impair your blood test reports. So, talk to your doctor before any lab tests.

Mode of Action of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

How Does It Work?

Cephalexin in Alcephin Px Kid Tablet fights a wide range of bacterial infections by killing the bacteria. It acts by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis, which ultimately leads to the death o
f bacteria.
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Directions for Use of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

  • Alcephin Px Kid Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It can be taken with or after food.
  • It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Alcephin Px Kid Tablet may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please inform your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines and herbal preparat
    ions.
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  • Medicine used to treat gout such as probenecid should be used cautiously. Concomitant use of antibiotics such as streptomycin, gentamycin, water pills such as furosemide can increase the risk of kidne
    y problems.
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Storage and disposal of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

  • Store Alcephin Px Kid Tablet below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Alcephin Px Kid Tab

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or blood in the urine. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken an excessive dose of Alcephin Px Kid Tablet, contac
t your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

  • You should never miss your dose of antibiotics, as it may lead to treatment failure.
  • If you have missed taking any dose of Alcephin Px Kid Tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Alcephin Px Kid Tablet?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your physician if you have any liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
  • Alcephin Px Kid Tablet may interact with other medicines, hence, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform your doctor if you are
    stopping any medicine.
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Q: Can Alcephin Px Kid Tablet affect my blood test values?

A: Yes, Alcephin Px Kid Tablet may affect your blood result values. Talk to your doctor if you are taking this medicine before doing any blood test.

Q: Can I stop taking Alcephin Px Kid Tablet on my own?

A: No, do not stop taking Alcephin Px Kid Tablet on your own, as this may lead to antibiotic resistance and treatment failure. Always complete the course of antibiotic medicine.
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 06:59 PM (IST)
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