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A 19-year-old male asked:

Can i drink alcohol after i stoped take cephalexin 500mg for 1 day ? thanks..

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes. In moderation of course and only if you are of legal age to drink!
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Probably: Cephalexin is not typically one of the antibiotics that we see a bad reaction with when taken in conjunction with alcohol ingestion. You will probably be ok but as always, drink in moderation no matter what you're taking. The only thing I can think of to be careful of is if the Cephalexin gives you a side effect of feeling dizzy, alcohol may exacerbate this.

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