Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL

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Drug Strength: 250 mg
Drug Form : Suspension
Pack Size : 60 ml
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Keforal suspension contains Cephalexin | belongs to Cephalosporin

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    How it works

    Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It works by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL

    • Diarrhea severe
    • Abdominal pain severe
    • Dark or clay colored stools severe
    • Fever severe
    • Itching or rash severe
    • Joint pain severe
    • Dark urine severe
    • Loss of appetite severe
    • Dizziness severe
    • Yellow colored eyes or skin severe

    Uses of Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

      Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of Otitis Media which is an ear infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella.

    • Pharyngitis

      Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of Pharyngitis which is an inflammation of Pharynx caused by group A Streptococcus.

    • Cystitis

      Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of Cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

    • Pyelonephritis

      Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

    • Osteomyelitis

      Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of Osteomyelitis which is a bone infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour after oral administration.

    • Duration of Effect

      This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 4 to 5 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine should be taken during pregnancy only if it is clearly needed under doctor's supervision.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is known to excreted in human breast milk. It should be taken only if clearly needed under doctor's supervision. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea or thrush is necessary.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Avoid if you have a known allergy to Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like Penicillins and Cephalosporins.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine should be taken during pregnancy only if it is clearly needed under doctor's supervision.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is known to excreted in human breast milk. It should be taken only if clearly needed under doctor's supervision. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea or thrush is necessary.

    General Warnings
    • Allergy

      Avoid if you have a known allergy to Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL or Beta-lactam Antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea or vomiting, swelling of lips, hands, and feet.

    • Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

      Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea after receiving Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL lAs antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora in the large intestine which promotes the growth of bacteria called Clostridium difficile - causing diarrhea.

    • Impaired kidney function

      Use with caution if you have a preexisting kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made based on CrCl or eGFR.

    • Impaired liver function

      Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL and other cephalosporins are reported to cause liver diseases like Hepatitis and Cholestatic jaundice. Use with caution if you have a risk of developing liver disease. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    • Drug- resistance

      Usage of Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Chloramphenicol moderate
    • Metformin moderate
    • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
    • Cholera Vaccine severe
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL . Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    • moderate

      Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Discontinue if seizure is due to Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL . Start with appropriate anticonvulsant medicine seizures are clinically indicated.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL before completion of course.

    Other details

    • Food timings: Information not available
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    • Sleep inducing: Information not available

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    what are the adverse effects of Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL?

    Hypersensitivity, GI upset, pseudomembranous colitis, neutropenia, rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, haemolytic anaemia.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Keforal suspension 250 mg 60 mL?

    Adults: Usually 1-2 gm daily in two to four divided doses. Children: Under 3 mth, 65.5-125 mg twice daily; 4 mth-2 yr, 250-500 mg daily; 3-6 yr, 1-2 gm daily. All in two to four divided doses.
    Lower Respiratory Infection: Adults: Usual: 250 mg every 6 hr. Max: 4 gm/day. Children: Usual: 25-50 mg/kg/day in divided doses.
    Upper Respiratory Infection: Adults: Usual: 250 mg every 6 hr.
    Streptococcal Pharyngitis: Adults: 500 mg every 12 hr. Max: 4 gm/day. Children: gt;1 yr: Usual: 25-50 mg/kg/day given every 12 hr
    Otitis Media: Children: 75-100 mg/kg/day given every 6 hr.
    Skin Infection: Adults: 500 mg every 12 hr. Max: 4 gm/day. Children: 25-50 mg/kg/day given every 12 hr.
    Urinary Tract Infection: Adults: Usual: 250 mg every 6 hr. Uncomplicated Cystitis: 500 mg every 12 hr for 7-14 days. Max: 4 gm/day. Children: Usual: 25-50 mg/kg/day in divided doses.
    Bone Infection: Adults: Usual: 250 mg every 6 hr. Max: 4 gm/day. Children: Usual: 25-50 mg/kg/day in divided doses.

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