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Cefamax 500mg Cap

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Cephalexin / Cefalexin(500.0 Mg)
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ANTIBIOTIC
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Medical Description

Cefamax Capsule 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 cephalexin (c...
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Uses of Cefamax 500 MG

Cefamax Capsule is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the chest, lungs, respiratory tract, skin, urinary tract.

Contraindications of Cefamax 500 MG

If you are allergic to Cephalexin or any other ingredients of Cefamax Capsule. If you are allergic to any other cephalosporin group of antibiotics like Ceftriaxone or Cefuroxime.

Side effects of Cefamax 500 MG

Nausea and diarrhoea (uncommon)

Precautions and Warnings of Cefamax 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cefamax Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Cephalexin passes into the breastmilk in a very small amounts. So, caution should be exercised while giving Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax Capsule?
A:
It does not influence driving ability, but if you experience dizziness after taking Cefamax Capsule, you should avoid the drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cefamax Capsule?
A:
Alcohol consumption with Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Cephalexin in Cefamax Capsule 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 of bacte...
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Directions for Use of Cefamax 500 MG

  • Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Cefamax Capsule 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 preparations.
  • 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...
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Storage and disposal of Cefamax 500 MG

  • Store Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax 500 MG

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 Cefamax Capsule, contact your ...
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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 Cefamax Capsule, 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
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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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 Cefamax Capsule?

  • 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.
  • Cefamax Capsule 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 stoppin...
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Q: Can Cefamax Capsule affect my blood test values?

A: Yes, Cefamax Capsule 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 Cefamax Capsule on my own?

A: No, do not stop taking Cefamax Capsule on your own, as this may lead to antibiotic resistance and treatment failure. Always complete the course of antibiotic medicine.
Product Details
Brand
CEFAMAX
Expires on or After
14/08/2022
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 06:58 PM (IST)
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