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  • Cefovit Forte 500
    / Vitamed


    Active Ingredient
    Cephalexin (as monohydrate) 500 mg

    Status in Israel
    RX

    Presentation and Status in Health Basket

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    Capsules

    10 X 500 mg

    full basket chart 7691 3586

    Capsules

    20 X 500 mg

    full basket chart 2438 3080

    Dosage

    1-4 g per day in divided doses.
    Children: 25-50 mg/kg body weight daily in divided doses.
    See prescribing information for full details.


    Indications

    Infections due to cephalexin susceptible organisms.


    Contra-Indications

    Known hypersensitivity to cephalexin, cephalosporins.


    Special Precautions

    Symptoms of pseudomembranous colitis may occur during or after antibiotic treatment. Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to drug discontinuation alone. Use during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Caution should be exercised when administered to nursing mothers. Safety and effectiveness in infants under 6 months of age have not been established.


    Side Effects

    Headache, dizziness, GI disturbances, genital pruritus, vaginitis, candidiasis.


    Drug interactions

    Probenicid, anticoagultants, tetracycline group, erythromycin, sulphonamides.


    Manufacturer
    Vitamed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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