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can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

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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 out) more rapidly after alcohol-thus lessening their effective time in your body.
Answered on Feb 11, 2020
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