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Cefalexin Sandoz

Active Ingredients:Cephalexin Monohydrate

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Cefalexin Sandoz.

All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

While taking Cefalexin Sandoz

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • vaginal thrush - sore and itchy vagina and/or discharge
  • oral thrush - white, furry, sore tongue and mouth
  • itching of the genital area and the skin around the back passage
  • indigestion, stomach pain or discomfort
  • diarrhoea, Nausea, vomiting
  • Dizziness, unusual tiredness or weakness
  • headache
  • agitation, confusion
  • painful, swollen joints.

These side effects are usually mild.

Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • confusion and hallucinations (seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there)
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • dark coloured urine
  • fever
  • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal.

These are serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.

If any of the following happen, stop taking Cefalexin Sandoz and tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:

  • watery and severe diarrhoea, which may also be bloody
  • severe abdominal cramps or stomach cramps
  • swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing
  • any skin rash, itching, hives, blistering or peeling of the skin
  • severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals
  • blood in the urine.

These are very serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. These side effects are rare.

After finishing Cefalexin Sandoz

Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following side effects, particularly if they occur several weeks after you stop taking Cefalexin Sandoz:

  • severe abdominal cramps or stomach cramps
  • watery and severe diarrhoea, which may also be bloody
  • Fever, in combination with one or both of the above.

These are serious side effects. You may have a serious condition affecting your bowel. You may need urgent medical attention. However, these side effects are rare.

Do not take any diarrhoea medicine without first checking with your doctor.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

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