Cephalexin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible organisms.
Respiratory tract infections: Acute and chronic bronchitis and infected bronchiectasis.
Genito-urinary tract infections: Acute and chronic nephritis, cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis, prophylaxis of recurrent urinary tract infections.
Skin and soft tissue infections: Caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci.
Ear, Nose and Throat infections: Otitis media, mastoiditis, sinusitis, follicular tonsillitis and pharyngitis.
Bone infections: Caused by staphylococci and/or P. mirabilis.
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Information about Alsporin 250mg 10pcs
The usual dose is 250 mg to 500 mg every 6 hour.
For skin and soft tissue infections, streptococcal pharyngitis and uncomplicated cystitis, in patients over 15 years of age: 500 mg of the drug may be administered every 12 hour.
In severe or deep seated infections the dose can be increased up to 3 g to 6 g daily.
Children: The dosage range is 25-100 mg/kg/day in divided doses to a maximum of 4 g daily
Children's Weight Recommended Dose:
10 kg (22 Ibs): 62.5 mg to 125 mg qid or 125 mg to 250 mg bid
20 kg (44 Ibs): 125 mg to 250 mg qid or 250 mg to 500 mg bid
40 kg (88 Ibs): 250 mg to 500 mg qid or 500 mg to 1 g bid
For streptococcal pharyngitis, skin and soft tissue infections and in patients over 1 year of age the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hour. In the therapy of otitis media 75-100 mg/kg/day in four divided doses may be required. In the treatment of β haemolytic streptococcal infections a therapeutic dosage of the drug should be given at least for 10 days.
Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort. Symptoms of pseudomembranous colitis may appear either during or after antibiotic treatment. Skin rash, angio oedema, rise in serum aminotransferases, eosinophilia, neutropenia have been reported very rarely. Superinfection with resistant micro organisms, particularly candida may follow the treatment.