Ceporex

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Generic Name: Ceporex Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses 

What is Ceporex (celafexin) used for?

Ceporex is commonly used for treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

Ceporex may also be used for purposes; ask your doctor for more information.

How should I take Ceporex (celafexin)?

To take this drug,

  • Take cephalexin exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Do not use cephalexin to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
  • Dissolve the dispersible tablet in a small amount of water, about 2 teaspoonfuls. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away. Do not swallow or chew a dispersible tablet.
  • Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
  • Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Cephalexin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
  • Do not share cephalexin with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
  • This Ceporex can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using cephalexin.

How do I store Ceporex (celafexin)?

Tablets and capsules

Ceporex is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Ceporex in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Ceporex that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Ceporex down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Liquid

Ceporex is best stored in the refrigerator. To prevent drug damage, do not freeze. There may be different brands of Ceporex that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Ceporex down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings 

What should I know before using Ceporex (celafexin)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to ingredients of Ceporex  or similar antibiotics.
  • You are malnourished.

Take cephalexin for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cephalexin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

The liquid form of cephalexin may contain sugar. This may affect you if you have diabetes.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Cephalexin is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Cephalexin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Side effects 

What side effects can occur from Ceporex (celafexin)?

Common side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Vaginal itching or discharge

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to cephalexin such as hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Severe stomach pain
  • Diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Easy bruising
  • Unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum)
  • Purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin
  • Little or no urination
  • Agitation
  • Confusion 
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling)

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions 

What drugs may interact with Ceporex (celafexin)?

Ceporex may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to cephalexin or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:

  • Cefaclor (Raniclor)
  • Cefadroxil (Duricef)
  • Cefazolin (Ancef)
  • Cefdinir (Omnicef)
  • Cefditoren (Spectracef)
  • Cefpodoxime (Vantin)
  • Cefprozil (Cefzil)
  • Ceftibuten (Cedax)
  • Cefuroxime (Ceftin)
  • Cephradine (Velosef)
  • Cephalexin
  • Ceftin
  • Cefzil
  • Omnicef
  • Penicillins

Does food or alcohol interact with Ceporex (celafexin)?

Ceporex (celafexin) may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Ceporex (celafexin)?

Ceporex (celafexin) may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

To make sure cephalexin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Kidney disease
  • A history of intestinal problems, such as colitis
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes

Dosage 

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Ceporex (celafexin).

What is the dose of Ceporex (celafexin) for an adult?

Bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis:

The recommended dose is 2 g orally as a single dose one hour before the procedure.

Cystitis:

The recommended dose is 250 mg orally every 6 hours or 500 mg orally every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days.

Otitis media:

The recommended dose is 500 mg orally every 6 hours for 10 to 14 days.

Pharyngitis:

The recommended dose is 250 mg orally every 6 hours or 500 mg orally every 12 hours.

Skin or soft tissue infection:

The recommended dose is 250 mg orally every 6 hours or 500 mg orally every 12 hours

Osteomyelitis:

The recommended dose is 500 mg orally every 6 hours.
Therapy should be continued for approximately 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection. Chronic osteomyelitis may require an additional one to two months of antibiotic therapy and may benefit from surgical debridement.

Prostatitis:

The recommended dose is 500 mg orally every 6 hours for 14 days.

Pyelonephritis:

The recommended dose is 500 mg orally every 6 hours for 14 days.

Upper respiratory tract infection:

The recommended dose is 250 to 500 mg orally every 6 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Bacterial infection:

The recommended dose is 250 to 500 mg orally every 6 hours.
Therapy should be continued for approximately 7 to 21 days, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

What is the dose of Ceporex (celafexin) for a child?

Otitis media:

The recommended dose is 12.5 to 25 mg/kg orally every 6 hours.

Pharyngitis:

Over 1 year of age:
Streptococcal pharyngitis: The recommended dose is 12.5 to 25 mg/kg orally every 12 hours.

Skin or soft tissue infection:

The recommended dose is 12.5 to 25 mg/kg orally every 12 hours.

Bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis:

As an alternative in penicillin-allergic patients (non-anaphylactoid type): The recommended dose is 50 mg/kg (maximum 2 g) orally once, 1 hour before procedure.

How is Ceporex (celafexin) available?

Ceporex is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Suspension; Oral; Cephalexin Monohydrate 125 mg / ml
  • Suspension; Oral; Cephalexin Monohydrate 250 mg / ml
  • Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Cephalexin Monohydrate 1 g
  • Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Cephalexin Monohydrate 250 mg
  • Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Cephalexin Monohydrate 500 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Ceporex, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 23, 2017 | Last Modified: February 6, 2017

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