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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can cephalexin cause diarreah days after taking the antabiotics ? i'm on my 4th day taking twice a day 500mg

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: you can have diarrhea from antibiotics. if it gets to the point where you are having loose/watery stools more than 5 times per day or you develop abdominal pain or fevers have your doctor check the stool for c. difficile.
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