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Is there any interactions between Cephalexin and mother's Milk Tea?

Is there any interactions between Cephalexin and mother's Milk Tea?

Lack of data: Herbals often lack studies looking for drug-drug interactions. Mother's milk tea has a mix of herbs with a reported area of benefits (and problems). Fortunately, Cephalexin has few drug-drug interactions, making one here unlikely. The main risk of cephalosporins is diarrhea and yeast infections, so watch for that rather than drug-drug interactions with your herbal tea. ...Read more

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Are there any known interactions between risperidone, benztropine mes., vistaril, (hydroxyzine) cephalexin, and marijuana for someone who has neuro-lyme disease?

Are there any known interactions between risperidone, benztropine mes., vistaril, (hydroxyzine) cephalexin, and marijuana for someone who has neuro-lyme disease?

Sedation: Neuro lyme disease can cause confusion, memory problems, fatigue, weakness and even seizures. The risperdal, vistaril (hydroxyzine), (hydroxyzine) benztropine ; cannabis can be sedating. U may not need both vistaril (hydroxyzine) ; benztropine if u r being treated for a psychiatric condition. Have u received IV antibiotic tx for the lyme disease? It would be better to stop smoking the marijuana. ...Read more

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Taking cephalexin 500mg 3/day - tonsillitis & sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 2/day - uti. Can I still take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg 1/day? Any interactions?

Taking cephalexin 500mg 3/day - tonsillitis & sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 2/day - uti. Can I still take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg 1/day? Any interactions?

Yes: If you're taking your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for a well documented diagnosis such as adhd, then you definitely should continue it no matter what. ...Read more

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I'm developing a sore throat, can I take keflex for infection and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain? Are there any interactions? Until I have time to get to the dr on wed

I'm developing a sore throat, can I take keflex for infection and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain? Are there any interactions? Until I have time to get to the dr on wed

Don't take them!: There's no interaction between cephalexin (Keflex) and hydrocodone with acetaminophen (Norco), but you definitely shouldn't take them. Sore throats are almost always due to viruses, which cephalexin won't help at all; it would just make it harder for your doctor ro diagnose you. And a narcotic is giant overkill for a "developing" sore throat. Plain acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol etc) is enough. ...Read more

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What could over dose of cephalexin cause?

What could over dose of cephalexin cause?

Cephalexin O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and blood in your urine." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/cephalexin.html ...Read more

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Can someone die if overdosed on cephalexin?

Can someone die if overdosed on cephalexin?

Doubt tt: Anything is possible but this is a very benign drug with few human toxicities beyond allergic reactions. ...Read more

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For how long is cephalexin capsule good for?

Duration of action?: The duration of action of Keflex is about 12 hours
the shelf life of Keflex is 2-3 years if stored well. ...Read more

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I'm taking cephalexin is it okay to a zantex?

I'm taking cephalexin is it okay to a zantex?

Maybe (not). . .: It depends b/c I'm not sure if you're referring to zantac (used to treat heartburn) or xanax (alprazolam) (used for anxiety). With that said, I threw everything into the interaction checkers available to you via online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com. Neither checker noted any issues taking those drugs in combination. But as always, if you have any drug questions, ask your pharmacist & prescribing doc before startin. ...Read more

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When on cephalexin should you avoid any foods?

When on cephalexin should you avoid any foods?

No: There are no food contraindications with Keflex but it is better absorbed if taken on an empty stomach ie 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. ...Read more

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What to do if over dose of cephalexin for a baby?

What to do if over dose of cephalexin for a baby?

ER: Emergency room for any significant overdose. Can call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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Do you think I should stop giving my7month old cephalexin?

Prescribed?: Assuming this was prescribed and the dose was calculated by the infants doctor finish the course of the drug unless side effects develop which you should check with the dr about. ...Read more

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Cephalexin, took one dose at 8pm and one at 10pm -- overdose?

Hard to overdose: Cephalexin (at what strength?) is very hard to overdose on. Would not worry about the two doses you took and just follow directions from now on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take for 500mg cephalexin capsules to get out of your system?

Can you tell me how long does it take for 500mg cephalexin capsules to get out of your system?

Short half-life: Cephalexin has a short half-life, about an hour or maybe longer depending on the patient's kidney function. If you notice, you are supposed to take it multiple times a day -which is why... the body washes it out pretty quickly. Usually after about five times the half-life, the medicine is totally gone... so depending on 'when' you took your last dose, it should be out within a day. Hope that helps ...Read more

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What negative health consequences are associated with cephalexin that you may have experienced?

What negative health consequences are associated with cephalexin that you may have experienced?

GI & skin: Typical reactions include nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. These are seen at times with all vomiting. Skin reactions include allergic hives and more severe immune responses including erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, & stevens-johnson syndrome. The typical target lesions of erythema multiforme are shown in the image. Another rare reaction is protracted joint swelling. ...Read more

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Please can someone help me I have pain under the leftbreast onthe far side its a off and on pain can I take cephalexin?

Please can someone help me I have pain under the leftbreast onthe far side its a off and on pain can I take cephalexin?

Wait on cephalexin: There's nothing you're describing that makes me think this is an infection... Which is what you would take Cephalexin for. I would strongly recommend seeing a doctor before taking any antibiotics. When you take antiobitics when you don't need to, you run the risk of unnecessary allergic reactions, yeast infections, and resistant bacteria. Please see your doctor and get a thorough exam. ...Read more

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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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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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I got a cut in the kitchen I waited till the next day to get seen they gave me cephalexin. Should I take it or treat it other ways I am healthconcious?

I got a cut in the kitchen I waited till the next day to get seen they gave me cephalexin. Should I take it or treat it other ways I am healthconcious?

Antibiotics are not: A "cure-all" and certainly can be the source of some serious side effects. A clean laceration to the hand not affecting deeper structures can be successfully treated with gentle cleaning, keeping the wound moist and covered on a daily basis without antibiotics. If you are otherwise healthy simply keep the wound clean (no peroxide or betadine), apply a thin layer of triple antibiotic and bandaid ...Read more

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Side effects from cephalexin?

Side effects from cephalexin?

Few: Aside from allergic reactions which are few, occasional GI upset, Cephalexin has very few side-effects. ...Read more