Cephadex 500mg


US$ 0.75

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Pack Size Qty Price Per Pill or Unit Price Offer
30 Tablet/s US$ 0.75 US$ 22.47
60 Tablet/s US$ 0.75 US$ 44.94
90 Tablet/s US$ 0.75 US$ 67.41



SKU 219
US Brand Name Keflex
Strength 500mg
Generic Name Cephalexin


Cephalexin is a broad spectrum antibiotics belonging to the class of cephalosporins. Cephalosporins are one of the major classes and sub group of beta lactam antibiotics derived from fungus Acremonium or cephalosporium. Cephalexin belongs to the first generation cephalosporins and has a broad antimicrobial spectrum against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms. When taken, it is active against various bacterial pathogens mentioned below:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  •  Streptococcus(viridans group)
  • Haemophilus influenza
  • Klebsiella species and Enterobacter species

It is available in the form of capsule dosage form.

The ailments it is used for:

Cephalexin is an antibiotic that helps in relieving bacteria induced infections. It is indicated in the following conditions:

  • Skin infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Ear infections
  • Throat infections
  • Bone infections
  • Septicemia
  • Urinary tract infections

Understanding the drug Cephalexin:

How it works?

Cephalexin is a beta lactam antibiotic and acts on specific penicillin binding protein and stops the formation of bacterial cell wall. It interferes with the later stages of bacterial cell wall, and disrupts the cross linking of the peptidoglycan structure. It has active role in the activation of bacterial cell autolysin process contributing bacterial cell lysis. 

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Cephalexin if you:

  • Are allergic to Cephalexin
  • Breastfeeding a child
  • Are pregnant or planning pregnancy
  • Are suffering from diabetes
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have colitis
  • Are malnourished
  • Have history of dry eye problems

How much to take?

You should consume Cephalexin as prescribed by your doctor. Do not consume it in smaller or higher quantities for a longer period of time than prescribed. It is up to doctor as he knows your complete health status. So, doctor will prescribe the best therapeutic dose depending upon your condition. Take the medicine as instructed by the doctor.




Dose schedule

500 mg (otitis media)

One tablet after every 6 hours for 5 to 10 days

250 mg( Pharyngitis)

One tablet  after every 6 hours for 10 to 14 days

500 mg (Osteomyelitis)

One tablet  after every 6 hours for 4 to 6 weeks

500 mg ( Prostatitis)

One tablet after every 6 hours for 14 days

What are the strengths available?

Cephalexin is available in the following strength preparation on our website:

  • Cephadex 250 mg
  • Cephadex 500 mg

Who is the manufacturer?

Cephadex is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals private limited, a well known pharmaceutical company and are available in the packs of 30, 60 and 90 capsules.

How to take it?

Capsules are meant to be taken with full glass of water. Don’t try to open the capsule shell. Always take the medicine as per prescription.

When to take?

Cephalexin capsules can be taken with or without meal as prescribed by the doctor. Doctor will decide and prescribe you the best therapeutic dose. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.

For how long should it be taken?

Continue to take the drug for as long as the doctor recommends. Complete full length of course religiously. Failure to complete the full dosage might result in a recurrence of the infection.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

Excess ingestion of the drug can cause toxicity. Consult your doctor if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Blood in urine

What if you miss the dose?

In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the scheduled time and continue following it. Do not double up the dose to catch up with the missed one.

What are the side effects?

Every drug has some side effects some may experience or some may not. The side effects are different for each patient and depend upon the general health, disease state, age, weight and gender. Cephalexin tablets show some common and serious side effects that are listed below:

  • Stomach disturbances
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes
  • Jaundice
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever, chills and hives
  • Flu
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stiffness of joints and muscles
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Mild Itching
  • Painful mouth and sores
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat

Are there any possible drug interactions?

It is important to have knowledge of the other drugs that may interact with the Cephalexin tablets and has an ability to affect the activity of the concerned drug. One should talk to doctor and discuss everything about the other medicines that include nutrition supplements. Doctor will give you the list of the drugs that may interact with Cephalexin capsules:

  • Warfarin
  • Metformin
  • Probenecid
  • Other cephalosporin antibiotics

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Always take the medicine as per prescription
  • Don’t use the expired medicine
  • Don’t share your medicine with anyone even if you find same signs and symptoms
  • Elderly people may be sensitive to this drug as kidney function decreases with age and this drug is excreted by kidneys only
  • Cephalexin stops the working of oral typhoid vaccine so avoid taking both the drugs together
  • Always store the tablets  in a cool and dark place 
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