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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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

Drug interactions: Drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Cephalexin and alcohol. Ask your prescriber it there are any recommended restrictions based on the condition being treated. ...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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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more