Penicillin is one of the most important discoveries in medicine. Since its discovery, variations of the medication have been developed retaining only its antibiotic properties but of different components. Alexin
is one of the derivatives of Penicillin
, a member of the cephalosporin group of antibiotics. It is used to treat mild bacterial infections
that usually occur in the ear
, skin, throat, lung
, and the urinary tract.
Alexin is a low dose prescription medicine and is often used as a follow-up for a stronger dosage of cephalosporin or solely to treat mild versions of respiratory tract and skin infections. Due to its low dosage status, Alexin may be inconvenient to take because it acts on a short-term basis. Regular dosages are scheduled more frequently than other stronger cephalosporin antibiotics. However, Alexin can be used over an extended period of time. The side effects are milder compared to other antibiotics.
Before taking Alexin, it is best to talk to your doctor about the conditions that you need the medicine to treat. Your doctor should ask about your medical history, which should be answered in detail. Primarily, your doctor will want to know whether you are allergic to a cephalosporin type of antibiotic or not. It is also important for him to determine if you have an existing liver
disorders, or diabetes
. Undernourished and pregnant patients are also watched closely. Occurrence of any of these conditions makes you a possible candidate for a different dosage or different medication altogether. Patients with delicate conditions are carefully monitored during their treatment. Also, beware of certain medicaments that may react differently towards Alexin. If you were using warfarin
, meftormin, or probenecid prior to Alexin, you must tell your doctor about it.
Alexin is taken as prescribed. Alexin is usually in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. You are only required to take a specific amount for a specific period of time. You cannot stop using it before the determined period is over just because your symptoms are no longer there. Sometimes, symptoms disappear even before the bacteria are killed. In the same way, you cannot use Alexin for longer than required. If you feel that you still have a need for it, go back to your doctor. Take note that Alexin is not designed to tackle viral infections
such as the acute coryza or flu. Another form of medication is used for that.
Alexin may result in some side effects including diarrhea
, convulsions, fever
, sore throat, weakness, and urinating less than usual. These symptoms are common reactions of the body towards the medication. If you experience emesis, extreme stomach pains, and urinating with blood
, you must call your doctor immediately. These are alarming signs that should tell you the medication is not working properly.
Alexin has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of alexin is C16H17N3O4S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-(2-amino-2-phenyl-acetyl)amino-4-methyl-7-oxo-2-thia-6- azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 347.39 g/mol
• Alexin available : 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules, 125mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 125mg/5ml suspension 200ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 200ml bottle, 250mg tablets
Generic name: Cephalexin
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