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Brand name: Cephalexin (Lupin) TM

Active ingredients: cefalexin

What it is used for

Respiratory tract infections caused by S. pneumoniae and group A beta-haemolytic streptococci (Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. CEPHALEXIN MAX Capsule is generally effective in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Cephalexin Capsule in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present). Bacterial sinusitis caused by streptococci, S. pneumoniae and S. aureus (methicillin sensitive only). Otitis media. due to S. pneumoniae, Staphylococci. Skin and soft tissue infections. Caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci. Genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis and Klebsiella sp. The effectiveness of CEPHALEXIN MAX Capsule in the treatment of bacterial infections of the brain and spinal column has not been established and CEPHALEXIN MAX capsule is not indicated in these conditions. Note: Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be initiated prior to and during therapy to determine susceptibility of the causative organism to CEPHALEXIN MAX Capsule. Renal function studies should be performed when indicated.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Size '2' capsules with dark green cap imprinted with "250" in black ink and white body without imprint

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient cefalexin

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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