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Revised: 10/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
CEFALEXIN Tablets 250 "Nichiiko"
 Active ingredient:
Cefalexin
 Dosage form:
pale orange tablet, diameter 10.7 mm, thickness 4.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
セファレキシン錠250「日医工」,セファレキシン, 250mg,社マーク+K1J,Cefalexin Tab.250mgCEFALEXIN 250mg,社マーク+K1J,セファレキシン250,セファレキシン 250mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is cephalosporin antibiotic agent. It inhibits the synthesis of bacterial cell wall to show bactericidal antibacterial effects.
It is usually used to treat various infections such as skin/respiratory/otolaryngologic/urinary tract infection.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults and children over 20 kg of body weight, take 1 tablet [250 mg (titer) of the active ingredient] at a time, every 6 hours. If symptoms are severe, the dosage may be increased to 2 tablets [500 mg (titer)] at a time, every 6 hours. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age, weight and symptoms of the patient. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, hives, erythema, itch, fever, arthralgia and lymph gland swelling. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, general flushing, edema [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • decreased urine output, edema of limbs and face, general malaise [acute renal failure]
  • tiredness, general malaise, palpitation [hemolytic anemia ]
  • frequent diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stool [pseudomembranous colitis]
  • fever, bloodshot eyes, erythema [mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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