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Doctor insights on: Cephalexin Liver

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Had blood taken doctor said something in my liver came back high i've been on cephalexin twice then clindamycin could it have something to do with it?

Had blood taken doctor said something in my liver came back high i've been on cephalexin twice then clindamycin could it have something to do with it?

Yes: Liver side effects are common with many drugs. This should be followed and rechecked after being off the antibiotics. Other things can cause liver inflammation so make sure you follow through. ...Read more

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Doctor said something was high in my liver probably due to my antibiotics(cephalexin) (clindamycin) is it normal because i'm a little scared?

Doctor said something was high in my liver probably due to my antibiotics(cephalexin) (clindamycin) is it normal because i'm a little scared?

Probably OK: Your liver enzymes (measured in the blood) can go up and down for many reasons. Yours are probably up a bit because of some medications you've been taking. Ask your doctor what the plan is for rechecking the blood work (how soon), and also ask what he/she plans to do if the numbers don't go back to normal. Lots of medicines raise the liver enzymes and it's almost always no big deal. ...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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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

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Could cephalexin treat pinguecula?

Could cephalexin treat pinguecula?

No: Pinguecula are a normal structure sort of like the callus of the eyes. They are no due to infection or caused by infection. Cehalexin is a good antibiotic but will have no effect on pingeucula. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Does cephalexin affect the nuvaring?

Does cephalexin affect the nuvaring?

Possibly: I always recommend a backup method while on antibiotics because the antibiotics may decrease the efficacy of the contraceptive method. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Keftabs (Definition)

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