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Read drug prescription

It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Cephalin (500mg) before taking it.

What is Cephalin (500mg)

Treating certain bacterial infections.
Cephalin (500mg) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation. This weakens the cell wall, causing it to rupture, and kills the bacteria.

Important safety information:

  • Cephalin may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Cephalin (500mg) with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Cephalin (500mg) may decrease the ability of your blood to clot. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding. Tell your doctor if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • Be sure to use Cephalin (500mg) for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Cephalin (500mg) only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Long-term or repeated use of Cephalin (500mg) may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Diabetes patients - Cephalin (500mg) may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Cephalin (500mg) may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Cephalin (500mg).
  • Use Cephalin (500mg) with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Use Cephalin (500mg) with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 10 years old who have diarrhea or an infection of the stomach or bowel.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Cephalin (500mg) while you are pregnant. Cephalin (500mg) is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Cephalin (500mg), check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Cephalin (500mg) side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; indigestion; joint pain; stomach pain; tiredness.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; confusion; dark urine; decreased urination; fever; hallucinations; red, swollen, or blistered skin; seizures; severe or bloody diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; severe tiredness; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual vaginal pain, odor, or discharge; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

    Compare prices at online shops

    Prices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Cephalin (500mg) medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    Vostok & Wilcure Remedies
    500 mg10 Capsule$1.55India

    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    Generic drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

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    Ceff CF 250 mg Capsule $0.09
    CEFF CF 250 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (4 tablets each) $1.30Lupin Ltd
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    Cefmix DT 125 mg Tablet $0.04
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    250 mg x 10's $0.88
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    125 mg x 5 mL x 30ml $0.32
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    Cephalin (500mg) - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Cephalin (500mg) be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    How should I take Cephalin (500mg)?

    Use Cephalin (500mg) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Cephalin (500mg) by mouth with or without food.
    • To clear up your infection completely, take Cephalin (500mg) for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
    • If you miss a dose of Cephalin (500mg), take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cephalin (500mg).

    Who should not take Cephalin (500mg)?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Cephalin (500mg). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substance
    • if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to a penicillin (eg, amoxicillin) or other beta-lactam antibiotic (eg, imipenem)
    • if you have stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), blood clotting problems, kidney or liver problems, or poor nutrition

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cephalin (500mg). Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Metformin because its actions and the risk of its side effects may be increased by Cephalin (500mg)
    • Probenecid because it may increase the actions and the risk of cephalexin's side effects
    • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of side effects, such as bleeding, may be increased

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cephalin (500mg) may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    Can Cephalin (500mg) be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Cephalin (500mg) be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.



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