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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Doubt tt: Anything is possible but this is a very benign drug with few human toxicities beyond allergic reactions.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably nothing: Cephalexin is a very safe antibiotic. Even a giant overdose is not likely to be harmful.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Keflex overdose: Keflex is an antibiotic. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
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.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Unnecessary: They are both similar cephalosporin antibiotics, and do not have much of an additive effect. One or the other should be enough.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Few: Aside from allergic reactions which are few, occasional GI upset, Cephalexin has very few side-effects.
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