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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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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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Can I drink alcohol after I stoped take cephalexin 500mg for 1 day ? Thanks..

Can I drink alcohol after I stoped take  cephalexin 500mg for 1 day ? Thanks..

Probably: Cephalexin is not typically one of the antibiotics that we see a bad reaction with when taken in conjunction with alcohol ingestion. You will probably be ok but as always, drink in moderation no matter what you're taking. The only thing I can think of to be careful of is if the Cephalexin gives you a side effect of feeling dizzy, alcohol may exacerbate this. ...Read more

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