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A 19-year-old female asked:

I was prescribed cephalexin 500mg capsule for a bacterial skin infection, but i have never been able to swallow pills. is it okay if i open the capsule and mix the powder in a drink or on food?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: It is fine as long as the entire dose is taken. Alternatively, you may request a liquid form from Healthtap or your physician.

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