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Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

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. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking  cephalexin?

Keflex: I would not recommend that, due to excess load on the liver. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

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. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking Keflex but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Not a good idea: While not a direct interaction with the keflex, alcohol will slow the healing process. An antibiotic is taken to hold a "bug" (micro-organism) in check while your body's defenses can fight it off. Alcohol supresses your body's defenses- so therefore the healing is slowed and you may not acheive total eradication of the bug! ...Read more

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How many days it is safe to drink alcohol after taking the last dosage of, "Cephalexin"?

How many days it is safe to drink alcohol after taking the last dosage of, "Cephalexin"?

Be safe-48hours: After the full course-48 hours should be fine. In Moderation of course, do not drink too much, be safe. ...Read more

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If i've just started taking cephalexin for a minor skin condition and a small case of tonsillitis, would i be able to drink alcohol in 5days from now?

If i've just started taking cephalexin for a minor skin condition and a small case of tonsillitis, would i be able to drink alcohol in 5days from now?

Yes you can drink: Yes you will be able to drink alcohol in 5 days as long as you don't drink in excess.While vitc is not going to be much help it will not cause any problem and can be safely continued with the antibiotics you are taking. ...Read more

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