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Doctor insights on: Cephalexin Interactions

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Keftabs (Definition)

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

Im 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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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