Ceff 500 Capsule

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  • Manufactured by: Lupin Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Cefalexin (500 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    Ceff 500 Capsule Information

    Ceff 500 Capsule is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. It is typically used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Other than this, Ceff 500 Capsule has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Ceff 500 Capsule. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Ceff 500 Capsule are Nausea or vomiting, Allergic reaction, Rash. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Ceff 500 Capsule as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Ceff 500 Capsule are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Ceff 500 Capsule's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Ceff 500 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Other contraindications of Ceff 500 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Additionally, Ceff 500 Capsule may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Ceff 500 Capsule is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Ceff 500 Capsule Benefits & Uses

    Ceff 500 Capsule is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Ceff 500 Capsule Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Bacterial Infections
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 6 hourly
    • Course Duration: 2 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Bacterial Infections
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 6 hourly
    • Course Duration: 2 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Bacterial Infections
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 6 hourly
    • Course Duration: 2 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Ceff 500 Capsule Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Ceff 500 Capsule is used -

    Severe

    • Diarrhoea

    Moderate

    • Increased Liver Enzymes

    Mild

    Common

    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Allergic reaction
    • Rash
    • पेट दर्द

    Ceff 500 Capsule Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Ceff 500 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


      There are no side effects of Ceff in pregnant women.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Ceff 500 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


      Ceff is safe for breastfeeding women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Ceff 500 Capsule on the Kidneys?


      Ceff may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Ceff 500 Capsule on the Liver?


      Ceff is not harmful for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Ceff 500 Capsule on the Heart?


      You can take Ceff without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Ceff 500 Capsule with Other Drugs

    Ceff 500 Capsule should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Ceff 500 Capsule Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ceff 500 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Ceff 500 Capsule

    • Is this Ceff 500 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Ceff 500 Capsule.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Ceff 500 Capsule will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Ceff 500 Capsule should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Ceff 500 Capsule in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Ceff 500 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Ceff 500 Capsule


      Taking Ceff 500 Capsule with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Ceff 500 Capsule


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Ceff 500 Capsule with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Ceff 500 Capsule

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Ceff cause diarrhoea?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Ceff has been reported to cause diarrhoea. It is a common side effect of this drug. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Ceff cause itching?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Ceff might cause itching. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing itching after taking this drug, then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor without any further delay.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Ceff cause headache?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Ceff might cause a headache. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of a headache is still unknown. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balm and take rest even after this if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor without any further delay.

    Question about 3 years ago

    Does Ceff contain penicillin or sulfa?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    No, Ceff does not contain penicillin or sulfa. It contains cefalexin which belongs to the class of drug known as cephalosporins. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic which covers a wide range of bacteria which are generally found to be resistant to penicillin.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Ceff cover anaerobes?

    Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

    No, Ceff does not cover anaerobes because Ceff is a first-generation cephalosporin which is resistant against anaerobes.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Keflex® (cephalexin)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 726

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 299-300



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