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can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Shouldn't: All antibiotics in the "beta-lactam" group that includes pennicillin, amoxicillin, Ampicillin and the cephlosporins like Cephalexin are excreted(peed ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Keflex: I would not recommend that, due to excess load on the liver.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't: Better to not mix antibiotics and alcohol!
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interactions: Drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Cephalexin and alcohol. Ask your prescriber it there are any recommended restricti ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking keflex/cephalexin but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Be safe-48hours: After the full course-48 hours should be fine. In Moderation of course, do not drink too much, be safe.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can drink, with moderation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
No: Alcohol will taxi liver, will immune suppress you and may interact with drugs.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. In moderation of course and only if you are of legal age to drink!

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