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Published: 1/2020

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 :
Keflex Capsules 250mg
 Active ingredient:
Cefalexin
 Dosage form:
grayish green/ white capsule, length 17.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(face) ケフレックス 250mg
(back) KEFLEX 250mg ケフレックス 250mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is cephalosporin antibacterial agent. It inhibits the synthesis of bacterial cell wall to show antibacterial effects.
It is usually used to treat various infections in skin/surgical/orthopedic fields/respiratory/urinary tract infections, obstetric/ophthalmic/otolaryngologic/dental/oral surgery fields.

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 capsule [250 mg (titer) of the active ingredient] at a time, every 6 hours. If symptoms are severe, the dosage may be increased to 2 capsules [500 mg (titer)] at a time, every 6 hours. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age, body 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

  • This medicine may have an influence on test for glucose in urine etc.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, hives, erythema, itch, fever, swelling of lymph gland, joint pain and jaundice. 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.
  • breathing difficulty, general redness, swelling around the eyes/lips [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • edema, malaise, decreased or no urine output [acute renal failure]
  • unsteadiness, yellowing of the skin/white of eyes, brown urine [hemolytic anemia]
  • high fever, blister, erosion of eyes/mouth mucosa, general redness [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia, PIE syndrome]
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 direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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