What is cefalver?

Cefalver® is a chemical substance thatcontains as an active ingredientcephalexinmonohydrate, one of the cephalosporins that belongs to the line of medicines with antibiotic effect, usedto treat infections in the body.

To highlight: This medicine is commercially manufactured by the company named PRODUCTOS MAVER, S. A. de C. V. (1)

What is cefalver for?

  • The cefalver® thanks to its active ingredient that is considered a bactericide, inhibits the synthesis of the cell wall of bacteriasuch asstaphylococcus aureus, streptococci, klebsiella pneumoniaeamong others, eliminating them. This is possibleto attack and suppress infectionsin the body.
  • It is used to treat:

Dosage and routes of administration of cefalver

The presentation of cefalver® is powder for suspension in bottles of 125 and 250 mg/5 mland in capsules of 500 mg. The route of administration in both casesis oral and the indicative dosage can be as follows:

  • Cefalver® suspension 250 mg:Children up to 10 kg of weight, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons four times a day. Children up to 20 kg of weight, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon four times a day. Children up to 40 kg of weight, 1 to 2 teaspoons four times a day.
  • Cephalexin 500 mg tablets:In patients over 15 years of age and adults, the usual dose is one 250 mg capsule every 6 hours or 500 mg every 12 hours, depending on the type of pathology to be treated. In children from 25 to 50 mg/kg of weight, daily in divided doses.

Cefalver Side Effects

Clinical data describe that therapeutic treatment with cefalver® can cause some of the following harmful effects in certain patients :

  • Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Pseudomembranous colitis.
  • Nausea, diarrhea and vomiting .
  • Dyspepsia and abdominal pain .
  • Transient hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice .
  • Skin rash, urticaria and angioneurotic edema.
  • Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis.
  • Central nervous system disturbances such as confusion and Hallucinations .
  • Arthralgia, arthritis and joint disorders.

Important: If any of these symptoms or other symptoms not included in this list appear during treatment with this drug, please discontinue use and notify your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of cefalver

Cefalver® therapy is contraindicated in the following circumstances:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the formula’s components.
  • During the pregnancy period.

You should know: Give your doctor all the information about your health history, before starting treatment with this drug.

Avoid if you have:


  • This pharmaceutical product must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
  • This medication should not be administered with the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Prolonged use of this drug should be avoided.
  • Concomitant use of this drug with anticoagulants such as vitamin K should be avoided .
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.

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