Cefex Film Coated Tablets
Cefadroxil monohydrate 1g
Usage and indications:
Cefex is indicated for the treatment of patients with infection caused by susceptible strains of the designated organisms in the following diseases:
Dosage and administration:
Onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after antibiotic treatment. Dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting have been reported rarely. Diarrhea has also occurred.
Allergies (in the form of rash, urticaria, angioedema, and pruritus) have been observed.
These reactions usually subsided upon discontinuation of the drug. Anaphylaxis has also been reported.
Warnings and precautions:
Special caution is required to determine any other type of previous hypersensitivity reactions to penicillin or to other beta-lactam medicinal products because patients hypersensitive to these medicines may be hypersensitive to Cefex as well (cross- allergy). If an allergic reaction to cefadroxil monohydrate occurs, discontinue the drug. Serious acute hypersensitivity reactions may require treatment with epinephrine and other emergency measures, including oxygen, intravenous fluids, intravenous antihistamines, corticosteroids, pressor amines, and airway management, as clinically indicated. Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with nearly all antibacterial agents, including cefadroxil, and may range from mild to life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to consider this diagnosis in patients who present with diarrhea subsequent to the administration of antibacterial agents. Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia. Studies indicated that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of “antibiotic-associated colitis’’. After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established, therapeutic measures should be initiated. Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to discontinuation of the drug alone. In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation and treatment with an antibacterial drug effective against Clostridium difficile.
Pack: box of 6 tablets.