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Dr rxed cephalexin 500mg, 3x a day for 10 days for infected wound. I also take Zofran regularly for anxiety induced nausea. Do these meds interact?

Dr rxed cephalexin 500mg, 3x a day for 10 days for infected wound. I also take Zofran regularly for anxiety induced nausea. Do these meds interact?

No interaction: Take both drugs as directed. There is no interaction between them. If any doubt remains, contact the doctor (s) who prescribed them. FYI, if you google "drug interactions" you'll find several websites that check for interactions between any drugs that exist. One of them (which I just used to answer your question) is at http://www. Webmd. Com/interaction-checker/default. Htm ...Read more

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I'm taking cephalexin for a sty in my eye and I now have nausea. I have a history of gi problems, how can I ease the nausea feeling?

I'm taking cephalexin for a sty in my eye and I now have nausea. I have a history of gi problems, how can I ease the nausea feeling?

Stop the cephalexin: Styes do not respond to cephalexin -- so as a first step, stop the antibiotic. Styes respond best to frequent application of very warm, moist soaks - 5-6 times per day for 4 minutes each time. ...Read more

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I was put on cephalexin for an outer ear infection1 day ago. I have nausea and fatigue. Am I just having side affects or the flu?

I was put on cephalexin for an outer ear infection1 day ago. I have nausea and fatigue. Am I just having side affects or the flu?

Both possible: It is certainly unusual for an "outer ear infection" to produce nausea and fatigue. Also strange presentation for influenza. Would check back with the doctor who gave you the cephalexin. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause nausea? The doctor put me on keflex for UTI but I'm nauseated and dizzy

Can a UTI cause nausea? The doctor put me on keflex for UTI but I'm nauseated and dizzy

UTI and Nausea: Unfortunately yes. But, so can the antibiotics you are taking. This should not be long lasting so not a reason to stop yet. But, if you do not have Meclizine in your medicine cabinet you can get this "anti-nausea" and "anti-dizzy" medicine anywhere you buy vitamins and over the counter medications. Meclizine is very effective and a nice thing to have ready for times like this. ...Read more

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I am on Keflex (liquid) for a UTI. It is giving me an upset stomach, burning in my esophagus and nausea. I've been taking a probiotic. What can I do?!

I am on Keflex (liquid) for a UTI. It is giving me an upset stomach, burning in my esophagus and nausea. I've been taking a probiotic. What can I do?!

Stop it, call Doc.: This is not a very common problem with Keflex. Are you taking anything else? Call your doctor for another antibiotic, if this is the cause. The whole goal of a medicine is to make you better, not worse! Not every medication is right for everyone. ...Read more

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Dentist has me taking cephalexin 50pmg & hydrocod/aceta 5-325mg. Is it normal to be very nauseas & feel funny hot & stomach upset sunlight bothers me?

Dentist has me taking cephalexin 50pmg & hydrocod/aceta 5-325mg. Is it normal to be very nauseas & feel funny hot & stomach upset sunlight bothers me?

Side effects: It is always best to discuss these types of issues with the doctor who actually prescribed the medication. We are not privy to your medical history and have not examined you. Your symptoms may or may not be related to the medication. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to feel sick on your period because I feel really sick or is that from taking keflex my antibiotics?

Are you supposed to feel sick on your period because I feel really sick or is that from taking keflex my antibiotics?

Sick during period: Is not normal, it can be sign od problems, however Keflex is most likly cause. Get probiotic frm the pharmacy, over the counter ...Read more

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Can I take cefalexin, metoclopramide and a pain killer pill together? I currently have a quite hideous infection, nausea and period cramps : (

Can I take cefalexin, metoclopramide and a pain killer pill together? I currently have a quite hideous infection, nausea and period cramps : (

Medicine: How long have you been on these meds and are they helping you?
Infection, nausea, and cramps indicates that you must either go first to the Emergency facility or to your Primary doctor.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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I've taken cephalexin for 7 days for an infection. I have 4 more days worth of dosage. It's causing nausea and diarrhea can I stop taking it?

It depends: It depends on the infection and whether it is entirely resolved. Please be careful about stopping medicine early, as it can lead to untreated infections and resistant organisms. Talk to your doctor about whether you should stop treatment, change antibiotics, or try to complete your course of cephalexin. ...Read more

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I started cephalexin for an infection and Prozac (fluoxetine) around the same time. Which one is most likely causing nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea?

I started cephalexin for an infection and Prozac (fluoxetine) around the same time. Which one is most likely causing nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea?

Probably prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause these symptoms. Unfortunately, this medicine usually produces unpleasant effects before positive effects, but they usually go away after a few days. ...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 of cephalexin?

Side effects of cephalexin?

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

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Can cephalexin help a uti?

Yes: The antibiotic concentrates in the kidneys quite well. If the bacteria is sensitive to cephalexin, your symptoms of a UTI should go away within 24 hours. If not, i'd recommend getting it re- evaluated by your prescriber. ...Read more

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Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Different class: These antibiotics are of different classes. Hope I answered your question. ...Read more

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Will cephalexin effect my nexplanon?

Will cephalexin effect my nexplanon?

No: Cephalexin (Keflex) does not affect a Nexplanon implant, meaning the implant will work just the same way with or without cephalexin. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve and cephalexin together?

Can I take Aleve and cephalexin together?

Sounds ok: A person who has no problems taking naproxen (Aleve) by itself, and who has no problems taking cephalexin (Keflex) by itself, should also have no problem taking Aleve and cephalexin together. The two medications do not have noticeable interactions with one another. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin work the same as cephalexin?

Will amoxicillin work the same as cephalexin?

See below: Amoxicillin and Cephalexin have different antibacterial spectra. If an infecting organism is sensitive to both drugs they will work equally well. But if an infection is due to enterococcus Amoxicillin will usually work while Cephalexin will not. Conversely if an infection is due to mssa Cephalexin will work while Amoxicillin will not. ...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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How can you know if have an allergic reaction to cephalexin?

How can you know if have an allergic reaction to cephalexin?

Timing, symptoms: There are different kinds of reactions one can have to antibiotics. There are many factors in the history which help diagnose this (timing of the reaction in proximity to the antibiotic, oral/iv, past history, family history). An allergist can perform testing to help confirm Cephalexin allergy if necessary. ...Read more

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Could someone take cephalexin and a tramadol at the same time?

Could someone take cephalexin and a tramadol at the same time?

Yes: That should be ok, as long as the doctor (or doctors) know that you are doing that. There are details that are missing here. They know why you were giving these. ...Read more

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Can I consume alcohol the day after I'm done taking cephalexin?

Can I consume alcohol the day after I'm done taking cephalexin?

Depends.....: On what you are taking the antibiotic for; in general, alcohol and Cephalexin have no interactions to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cephalexin and fexofenadine at the same time?

Is it safe to take cephalexin and fexofenadine at the same time?

No interaction: There is no significant interaction between the two stated medications, but unexpected reaction can occur with any combination of meds. Use only if needed and follow the direction of your prescribing physician who knows your situation best. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

Cepahlaxin: If the infection is a susceptible strain, it will take a few days to a week or so depnding where and how bad the infection is. ...Read more

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