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ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE

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Composition

CEFALEXIN-250MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE belongs to the group of antibiotics called cephalosporin used to treat various bacterial infections of the nose, lungs, ear, bones, joints, skin, urinary tract, prostate gland, and reproductive system. Besides this ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE is also used to treat dental infections. Bacterial infections are caused due to the multiplication of harmful bacteria inside or on the body. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE is bactericidal in nature. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE works by blocking the activity of enzymes which are responsible for making peptidoglycan, an important component of the bacterial cell wall. Thereby, kills the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.

The dose and duration of ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE can vary depending upon your condition and the severity of the infection. Also, it is recommended to complete the course of medicine even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance). In some cases, ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE may cause common side-effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, stomach pain, and skin rashes. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Before starting ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE should not be given to children below 5 years. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE may affect certain laboratory test results such as blood tests for liver function, glucose test, and coombs test. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE.

Uses of ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE

Treatment of Bacterial infections.

Medicinal Benefits

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE belongs to the group of antibiotics called cephalosporin used to treat various bacterial infections of the nose, lungs, ear, bones, joints, skin, urinary tract, prostate gland, and reproductive system. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE is bactericidal in nature. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE works by blocking the activity of enzymes which are responsible for making peptidoglycan, an important component of the bacterial cell wall. Thereby, kills the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which is effective against a wide range of bacteria such as gram-positive staphylococci and streptococci bacteria, including susceptible isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyrogens, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Proteus mirabilis.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or crush the tablet/capsule.Syrup/Suspension/Drops: Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack; shake the pack well before each use.Dry syrup: Check the label for directions before use. Add boiled and cooled water up to the mark on the bottle and shake well.Dispersible tablet: Disperse the tablet in a teaspoon full of boiled and cooled water and consume it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rashes

Drug Warnings

Do not take ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE if you have polyphria (hereditary metabolic disorder). Before starting ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Consult your doctor if you experience skin rash or prolonged, significant diarrhoea with abdominal pains. Talk to your doctor before taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE if you have/had inflammation of the intestine. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE should not be given to children below 5 years.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE may have interaction with antibiotics (capreomycin, vancomycin, gentamicin, neomycin, tobramycin, cefuroxime), anti-fungal (amphotericin), anti-gout (probenecid), antidiabetic (metformin), and diuretics (furosemide, bumetanide).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon), seizure disorders, dialysis, kidney and liver dysfunction.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • AMPHOTERICIN B
  • VANCOMYCIN
  • GENTAMICIN
  • NEOMYCIN
  • TOBRAMYCIN
  • CEFUROXIME
  • PROBENECID
  • METFORMIN
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • BUMETANIDE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Antibiotics can alter the useful bacteria in the stomach, which help indigestion. Therefore, you are advised to take foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt/curd, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, buttermilk, natto and cheese.
  • Eat fibre rich food like whole grains, beans, lentils, berries, broccoli, peas and bananas.
  • Avoid foods rich in calcium, grapefruit and grapefruit juice as they might hinder the absorption of antibiotics.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and usage of tobacco.

Special Advise

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE may affect certain laboratory test results such as blood tests for liver function, glucose test, and coombs test. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE. 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infections: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. It can target any body part and multiply very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly of spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine are more prone to bacterial infection.

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Alcohol

Caution

Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE.

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Pregnancy

Caution

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE belongs to pregnancy category B. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will prescribe ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE passes into breast milk. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding, your doctor will prescribe ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE does not affect your ability to drive or handle machinery.

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Liver

Caution

Please consult your doctor before taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE if you have liver impairment/liver disease.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE.

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Children

Safe if prescribed

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE is safe for children above 5years if prescribed by a doctor. The dose and duration may vary depending upon the child’s weight and severity of the infection.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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FAQs

ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE is used to treat various bacterial infections of the nose, lungs, ear, bones, joints, skin, urinary tract, prostate gland, and reproductive system. Besides this, it is also used to treat dental infections.
ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE works by blocking the activity of enzymes which are responsible for making peptidoglycan, an important component of the bacterial cell wall. Thereby, kills the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.
Diarrhoea might be a side-effect of ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE. Drink lots of fluids and eat food rich in fibre if you experience diarrhoea. If you find blood in stools (tarry stools) or if you experience prolonged diarrhoea with abdominal pain, stop taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE and consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.
It is recommended to complete the course of ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance).
Do not take ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections.
ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE may affect certain laboratory test results such as blood tests for liver function, glucose test, and coombs test. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE.
ALCEFF 250MG CAPSULE might interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives (birth control pills). This could lead to an unplanned pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this; your doctor may suggest an alternate method of contraception.

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