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A 31-year-old female asked:

Im developing a sore throat, can i take keflex for infection and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain? are there any interactions? until i have time to get to the dr on wed

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Don't take them!: There's no interaction between cephalexin (Keflex) and hydrocodone with acetaminophen (Norco), but you definitely shouldn't take them. Sore throats are almost always due to viruses, which cephalexin won't help at all; it would just make it harder for your doctor ro diagnose you. And a narcotic is giant overkill for a "developing" sore throat. Plain acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol etc) is enough.
Last updated Aug 7, 2015


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