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Cephalexin overdose

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cephalexin overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, di... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not considered toxic: Like many foreign proteins we ingest this antibiotic is essentially nontoxic. In large quantities it can certainly cause gastrointestinal problems by ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Doubt tt: Anything is possible but this is a very benign drug with few human toxicities beyond allergic reactions.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Hard to overdose: Cephalexin (at what strength?) is very hard to overdose on. Would not worry about the two doses you took and just follow directions from now on.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Keflex overdose: Keflex is an antibiotic. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Time: You cannot really overdose on an antibiotic, but if you take too much of one of them, then time is all it should take to clear it naturally.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unnecessary: They are both similar cephalosporin antibiotics, and do not have much of an additive effect. One or the other should be enough.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: There are no food contraindications with Keflex but it is better absorbed if taken on an empty stomach ie 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Few: Aside from allergic reactions which are few, occasional GI upset, Cephalexin has very few side-effects.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: Pinguecula are a normal structure sort of like the callus of the eyes. They are no due to infection or caused by infection. Cehalexin is a good anti... Read More
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