Cephadex 500 MG Capsule is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in different parts of your body including the skin, bone, ears, throat, lungs, and urinary tract. The medicine kills or stops the growth of bacteria that is causing the infection. Cephadex 500 MG Capsule is not effective against infections caused by viruses.
Cephadex 500 MG Capsule shows some common side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. These side effects are usually mild. However, inform your doctor if they become severe or last for a long period.
Cephadex 500 MG Capsule can be taken with or without food. Take it around the same time every day for the ease of remembering. The dose will vary depending on the condition you are being treated for. Do not stop taking this medicine. Make sure you complete the entire course of treatment even if you feel better. If you stop the antibiotic early, some bacteria may survive and become resistant, leading to a recurrence of infection.
Cephadex 500 MG Capsule should be avoided if you are allergic to it or penicillin antibiotics. If you have kidney, liver, or heart problems, you should consult your doctor before taking Cephadex 500 MG Capsule. Inform your doctor about all the other medications you are taking, as there are chances that any of these medicines may interact with Cephadex 500 MG Capsule and cause severe side effects. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Major & minor side effects for Cephadex 500 MG Capsule
- Stomach pain
- Dark or clay coloured stools
- Itching or rash
- Joint pain
- Loss of appetite
Commonly asked questions
How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?The effect of Cephadex 500 MG Capsule is very quick and can be observed within an hour of oral intake. However, your symptoms may appear to improve within 48 hours of taking this medicine.
How long do the effects of this medicine last?The effect of the Cephadex 500 MG Capsule lasts for around 2 days.
Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Is this a habit forming medicine?No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Cephadex 500 MG Capsule.
Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?Although Cephadex 500 MG Capsule is considered to be safe to use during pregnancy. You should always consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?Cephadex 500 MG Capsule enters into breast milk at low levels. Hence, you should only take it after consulting a doctor. If you are taking Cephadex 500 MG Capsule, you should observe your baby for symptoms such as diarrhoea and stomach infection.