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Cefalexin tablets 250 mg for bacterial infections (antibiotic, Cephalexin)
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General information on Japanese Cefalexin tablets 250 mg for bacterial infections (antibiotic, Cephalexin)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: cefalexin (chemical formula C16H17N3O4S)
Medical effect: Cefalexin tablets are effective for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including following:
- Otolaryngologic infections (middle ear infections, otitis media) are the most common prescription purpose of Cefalexin tablets,
- Skin infections,
- Respiratory infections, including pharyngitis and pneumonia,
- Bone and joint infections,
- Urinary tract infections.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For adults and children over 20 kg of body weight: take 1 tablet (250 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, every 6 hours. If symptoms are severe, the dosage may be increased to 2 tablets (500 mg) at a time, every 6 hours. The doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to disease, age, weight and symptoms of the patient.
How effective are Cefalexin tablets 250 mg from Japan for bacterial infections (antibiotic, Cephalexin)?
Cefalexin is a beta-lactam antibiotic of the cephalosporin family. It works by inhibits the synthesis of bacterial cell wall. It is effective against gram-positive and some gram-negative bacteria. More than 90% of cefalexin is excreted with urine unchanged within 8 hours.
Who should use Cefalexin tablets 250 mg from Japan?
Cefalexin tablets are effective for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including middle ear, bone and joint, skin, respiratory and urinary tract infections. This medicine can be used for both adults and children over 20 kg of weight. Also, Cefalexin tablets are considered a good alternative for patients with penicillin intolerance (M. E. Pichichero. “Cephalosporins can be prescribed safely for penicillin-allergic patients”. The Journal of family practice, 2006, 55(2): 106-12).