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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
On cephalexin 500mg 3/day sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 2/day. Can I take these and my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg? Any interactions between them?
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
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?
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
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
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
PCN: If allergic to pcn high, if not same % as normal population. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I was RX Cephalexin 500mg (every 6 hrs). Do I need to wake up to adhere strictly to every 6 hrs or can I spread 4 dosages within my waking hours?
Yes, can spread it!: It doesn't have to be exactly every 6 hours. ...Read more
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
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