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Brand name: Cilex TM

Active ingredients: cefalexin

What it is used for

Treatment of the following bacterial infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated micro-organisms. Respiratory tract infections: Strep. pneumoniae and group A B-haemolytic streptococci. Although penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections (including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever), cephalexin is generally effective in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx. Substantial data establishing the efficacy of cephalexin in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. Bacterial sinusitis: Streptococci, Strep. pneumoniae and Staph. aureus (methicillin sensitive only). Otitis media: Strep. pneumoniae, staphylococci (methicillin sensitive only). Skin and skin structure infections: Staphylococci (methicillin sensitive only) and/or streptococci. Genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis: E.coli, P.mirabilis, and Klebsiella sp. The effectiveness of cephalexin in the treatment of bacterial infections of the brain and spinal column has not been established and CILEX 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 CILEX. Renal function studies should be perfomed 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 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Dark green/white, hard gelatin, self locked, size 2 capsule, imprinted with two parallel black lines on both the cap & body, containing white to off-white granular powder/pellet.

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.

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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