Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate)
What is Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate) used for?
Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate) is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat patients who are suffering from a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by inhibiting the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This makes it useful for treating infections of the middle ear, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, joints, skin, soft tissue, or genitals. Your physician may also prescribe the medication for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate)?
Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal regimen is one tablet taken two to three times each day for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual dosage will be based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not stop taking the medication prior to being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms seem to be gone, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Never change the form of the tablets prior to use by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate)?
Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may occur are easier bruising, sensitive skin, urinary retention, confusion, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, seizures, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your regiment such as lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not begin using Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate) if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics or if you have had an immediate allergic reaction to penicillin antibiotics. It is also important to inform your physician if you are allergic to penicillin or have decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ceff (Cephalexin Monohydrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.