Active ingredients: cefalexin
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2004: IBILEX is indicated in the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms: 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. IBILEX is generally effective in the eradication of streptococci from nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of IBILEX 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 staphlococci anr/or streptococci; Genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatic caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis, and Klebsiella sp. The effectiveness of IBILEX in the treatment of bacterial infections of the brain and spinal column has not been established and IBILEX is not indicated in these conditions. NOTE: Appropriate culture and susceptibility test should be initiated prior to and during therapy to determine susceptibility of the causative organism to IBILEX. 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
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
An opaque green and white capsule, size 1.
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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.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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