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Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking keflex/cephalexin but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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.

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