A 17-year-old female asked:
I'm taking cephalexin will it affect it if i drink one night but don't drink enough to where i get drunk?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yelena Kipervasanswered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No alcohol. : You should not drink alcohol anyway.! And not with antibiotic!! But you know that already! Yes?
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Dr. John Chiuanswered
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
It is fine: Cephalexin does not interact with alcohol. Obviously excessive drinking is not healthy for you but 1-2 drinks per day are perfectly fine for an adult. Do note that female can only tolerate 1/2 the amount of alcohol vs male. I also note that you are also underage for drinking alcohol.
900 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Alan Heldmananswered
Cardiology 35 years experience
Antibiotic + alcohol: The idea that alcohol and antibiotics have some terrible interaction is mostly a myth. There are a few antibiotics which would interact badly with alcohol (metronidazole, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for example) but for most antibiotics a modest amount of alcohol is not an issue. (See http://theconversation.com/mondays-medical-myth-you-cant-mix-antibiotics-with-alcohol-4407 )
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Last updated Nov 8, 2016
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