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Marcef Dt 250mg Tab

By EAST WEST PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Marcef Dt 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 cephalexin (...
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ContainsCephalexin / Cefalexin(250.0 Mg)
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Marcef Dt 250 MG

Marcef Dt Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the chest, lungs, respiratory tract, skin, urinary tract.

Contraindications of Marcef Dt 250 MG

If you are allergic to Cephalexin or any other ingredients of Marcef Dt Tablet. If you are allergic to any other cephalosporin group of antibiotics like Ceftriaxone or Cefuroxime.

Side effects of Marcef Dt 250 MG

Nausea and diarrhoea (uncommon)

Precautions and Warnings of Marcef Dt 250 MG

Pregnancy

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

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Marcef Dt Tablet?
A:
Alcohol consumption with Marcef Dt 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 Marcef Dt 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 Marcef Dt 250 MG

How Does It Work?

Cephalexin in Marcef Dt 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 of bact...
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Directions for Use of Marcef Dt 250 MG

  • Marcef Dt 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 Marcef Dt 250 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Marcef Dt 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 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 Marcef Dt 250 MG

  • Store Marcef Dt 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 Marcef Dt 250 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 Marcef Dt Tablet, 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 Marcef Dt 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
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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 Marcef Dt 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.
  • Marcef Dt 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 stoppi...
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Q: Can Marcef Dt Tablet affect my blood test values?

A: Yes, Marcef Dt 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 Marcef Dt Tablet on my own?

A: No, do not stop taking Marcef Dt Tablet on your own, as this may lead to antibiotic resistance and treatment failure. Always complete the course of antibiotic medicine.
Product Details
Brand
MARCEF DT
Expires on or After
21/08/2022
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 06:59 PM (IST)
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