Phexin 500mg Capsule
Phexin 500mg Capsule

Phexin 500mg Capsule

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Phexin 500 MG Description

Phexin capsule is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various bacterial infections of the airway, lung, throat, skin, urinary tract, and reproductive system. It contains cephalexin as an activ...
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ContainsCephalexin / Cefalexin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsDiarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Phexin 500 MG

Phexin capsule is used to treat bacterial infection of the airway, lung, throat, skin, urinary tract and reproductive system.

Contraindications of Phexin 500 MG

If you are allergic to cephalexin, other cephalosporin groups of antibiotics, or other ingredients of Phexin capsule.

Side effects of Phexin 500 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain

Precautions and Warnings of Phexin 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Phexin capsule during pregnancy?
A:
No information is available on the effect of Phexin capsule in pregnant women. It must only be used if prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Phexin capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Phexin capsule passes into the breastmilk. Consult the doctor if you are breastfeeding before initiating the treatment.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming Phexin capsule?
A:
Phexin capsule does not influence driving ability. However, if you experience any side effects after taking this medicine that may alter your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Phexin capsule?
A:
There is limited information available on the interaction of alcohol with Phexin capsule. Ask your doctor for advice on alcohol intake along with Phexin capsule.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have an allergy to this medicine or penicillin antibiotics.
  • You develop continuous watery diarrhoea or black tarry stools and fever.
  • You develop allergic reactions like rashes with blisters and peeling of the skin, etc. after taking this medicine.
  • You have kidney or liver disease.

Mode of Action of Phexin 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Phexin capsule binds to certain proteins in the bacteria called penicillin-binding proteins that are required for the proper development of the bacterial cell wall. This causes the formation of defect...
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Directions for Use of Phexin 500 MG

  • Phexin capsule should be taken as prescribed by the 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.
  • Do not consume more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Phexin 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Phexin capsule works, or Phexin capsule itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction
  • Antibiotics like streptomycin and water pills like furosemide when taken along with this medicine may affect kidney function.
  • Other medicines that must be used with caution are blood thinners and antidiabetic medicines like metformin.
  • Phexin capsule alters the action of contraceptive pills. If you are using the contraceptive pill while being treated with this medicine, you may need to use an additional physical contraceptive measur...
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  • Patients on anti-gout medicine like probenecid with existing kidney function problems must be cautious.

Storage and disposal of Phexin 500 MG

  • Store Phexin capsules below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Phexin 500 MG

Overdose

An overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea and sometimes blood stains in urine. If you experience the symptoms or have taken an excessive dose of Phexin capsule, contact the...
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Missed a Dose

You must never miss a dose of antibiotics, as it may lead to treatment failure. If you have missed a dose of Phexin capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the m...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I let know my healthcare provider before taking Phexin capsule?

  • Inform the doctor regarding the detailed medical and surgical history.
  • Inform the physician if you have liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform the doctor about your pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning for a baby.

Q: Can Phexin capsule affect the blood test values if performed any?

A: Yes, Phexin capsule may affect the blood result values. Talk to the doctor if you are using this medicine before doing a blood test.

Q: Can I stop taking Phexin capsule on my own?

A: No, avoid stopping on your own, taking Phexin capsule, as this may lead to antibiotic resistance and treatment failure. Complete the course of the medicine.

Q: Can I use Phexin capsule for throat infection?

A: A throat infections are either due to bacterial or viral infection. Avoid taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Q: What is the composition of Phexin capsule?

A: The composition of Phexin 500 consists of cephalexin as an active ingredient, which is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: Can I take Phexin capsule for toothache?

A: You should not take this medicine for toothache on your own. Toothache can be due to any reason. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate medicine after diagnosis. Refrain from self-medication.

Q: What is Phexin capsule used for?

A: Phexin capsule is used to treat various bacterial infections of the airway, lung, throat, skin, urinary tract, and reproductive system.

Q: Are Phexin and cephalexin the same?

A: Yes, Phexin capsule contains cephalexin as the active substance.
Product Details
Brand
PHEXIN
Last Updated on: 27 Apr 2022 | 12:59 PM (IST)

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