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Androxil Information

Androxil is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Bacterial Infections, Tonsillitis, Throat Infection are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Androxil have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Androxil depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Androxil can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Androxil go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Androxil has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Androxil related warnings talks about Androxil's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Androxil contraindications section.

Additionally, Androxil may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Androxil, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Androxil Benefits & Uses

Androxil is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Androxil Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Endocarditis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Endocarditis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Androxil Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Androxil safe for pregnant women?


    Androxil is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Androxil safe during breastfeeding?


    Androxil does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Androxil on the Kidneys?


    Androxil rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Androxil on the Liver?


    Androxil does not damage the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Androxil on the Heart?


    Androxil is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Androxil with Other Drugs

Androxil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Androxil Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Androxil unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Androxil

  • Is this Androxil habit forming or addictive?


    Androxil is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Androxil can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Androxil only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Androxil is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Androxil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Androxil


    It is safe to take Androxil with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Androxil


    Taking Androxil with alcohol has not been seen to have harmful effects. However, please be careful if you do so.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Androxil

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Androxil help in acne?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Psychiatry, General Physician, Infectious Disease, Sexology, Internal Medicine, Venereology, Diabetology

Yes, Androxil might help in acne. It is used for the treatment of acne vulgaris along with other antibiotics before treating with isotretinoin. 

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Androxil with Benadryl?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes Androxil can be taken with diphenhydramine. Diphenhydramine does not appear to interfere with the efficacy of Androxil. Hence, it is alright to take them together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Androxil work?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Androxil contains cefalexin which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against a wide variety of bacteria. It works by preventing the cell wall synthesis in bacteria by binding to specific proteins (penicillin-binding proteins). The cell wall protects the bacteria from the environment, in the absence of a cell wall, the bacteria becomes vulnerable and dies. Androxil is effective against bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Beta-hemolytic streptococci, Moraxella catarrhalis, Staphylococci strains, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella species.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Androxil without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Androxil is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, hence do not take this drug without consulting doctor to avoid bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without the doctor's advice.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Androxil?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Androxil is a brand name of cefalexin and it comes in multiple dosage forms such as a tablet, syrup, and oral drops. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic that belongs to the class of drugs known as cephalosporins. Androxil is a prescription drug which is used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. It is mainly used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, skin infections, tonsillitis, and pharyngitis.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 299-300

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 726

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Duricef® (cefadroxil monohydrate)

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