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Over the first five days of a 10 day course of cephalexin 500 mg capsules, I somehow took 5 too many. What should I do?

Over the first five days of a 10 day course of cephalexin 500 mg capsules,  I somehow took 5 too many. What should I do?

You will be fine: There is no harm done by taking a few more in your case. It may not be true when one deals with drugs which have a narrow safety margin when overdosing may lead to serious side effects. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Cellulitis, prescribed CEPHALEXIN 500 MG & SMZ/TMP DS 800 - 160 two months ago, I didn't finish meds, can I finish them now?

Diagnosed with Cellulitis, prescribed CEPHALEXIN 500 MG & SMZ/TMP DS 800 - 160  two months ago, I didn't finish meds, can I finish them now?

Not a good idea: If you have recovered from cellulitis, there is no need to take the residual medication. If you still have the skin lesions you need to see a doctor for evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why does cephalexin 500 mg smell like rotten eggs?

Not uncommon: This is a common finding. It's related to some of the ingredients in the pill. Don't worry about this necessarily being abnormal. ...Read more

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Is cephalexin 500 mg capsules good for a infected tooth?

Is cephalexin 500 mg capsules good for a infected tooth?

Possibly: It depends on why you need to be on antibiotics to begin with. Penicillin is usually the first choice but depending on your health history and allergies this may have been the best choice. Hopefully you are taking this because your dentist has prescribed it. Do not self medicate or use someone elses medication. ...Read more

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Is Cephalexin 500 MG CAP safe to take during pregnant? First trimester-4 weeks.

Is Cephalexin 500 MG CAP safe to take during pregnant? First trimester-4 weeks.

Yes: This is one of the safest antibiotics we use in pregnancy and is definitely safer than an untreated infection. The fact that you ask tells me what a good and caring mom you are going to be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My dr has me on cephalexin 500 mg 3x daily for a month for bacterial prostatis. Can u recommend a cost effective probiotic to avoid diareah?

My dr has me on cephalexin 500 mg 3x daily for a month for bacterial prostatis. Can u recommend a cost effective probiotic to avoid diareah?

See below: Any probiotic capsules that have over 30 million cfu per capsule should decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea and c. Difficile colitis. I recommend vsl#3 which has over 100 million cfu of probiotic bacteria per capsule. (ps stop having unprotected sex unless you are monogamous and she wants to get pregnant and stop smoking if you want to be healthy.). ...Read more

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I have 10 days worth of cephalexin 500 mg left from my husbands skin infection.Can I take this for a sinus infection?i am allergic to morphine

I have 10 days worth of cephalexin 500 mg left from my husbands skin infection.Can I take this for a sinus infection?i am allergic to morphine

No: I applaud your efforts to save money / avoid waste and am glad that you asked first. While Cephalexin may work for some of the bacteria that cause sinus infections it is not the drug of choice so by taking it you would run the risk of side effects for naught. Allergy to morphine is not a concern in this context. ...Read more

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Can 500 mg cephalexin be taken 3 times per day instead of 4 times? I can't see how anyone who sleeps at least 8 hours would be able to take 4th dose.

Can 500 mg cephalexin be taken 3 times per day instead of 4 times? I can't see how anyone who sleeps at least 8 hours would be able to take 4th dose.

Cephalexin: You can squeeze the four doses into the 16 hours a day that you are awake, or if fewer, then divide that number by 4 and take the medication then. ...Read more

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