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What is the treatment for cephalexin overdose?

What is the treatment for cephalexin overdose?

Not considered toxic: Like many foreign proteins we ingest this antibiotic is essentially nontoxic. In large quantities it can certainly cause gastrointestinal problems by killing off normal beneficial bacteria but these can be replaced in short order with probiotics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cephalexin overdose?

Not considered toxic: Like many foreign proteins we ingest this antibiotic is essentially nontoxic. In large quantities it can certainly cause gastrointestinal problems by killing off normal beneficial bacteria but these can be replaced in short order with probiotics. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the treatment for keflex overdose?

What is the treatment for keflex overdose?

Time: You cannot really overdose on an antibiotic, but if you take too much of one of them, then time is all it should take to clear it naturally. ...Read more

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Is taking rocephin (ceftriaxone) and keflex together ok, or will that overdose you on antibiotics?

Is taking rocephin (ceftriaxone) and keflex together ok, or will that overdose you on antibiotics?

Unnecessary: They are both similar cephalosporin antibiotics, and do not have much of an additive effect. One or the other should be enough. ...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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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

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more