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What is the definition or description of: Cephalexin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Cephalexin overdose?

Cephalexin overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and blood in your urine." REF: https://www.drugs.com/cephalexin.html ...Read more

Cephalexin Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and blood in ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Keflex overdose?

Keflex overdose: Keflex is an antibiotic. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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2yo with infantigo and MRSA on antibiotics for 2 weeks getting worse keflex and other children hospitalize him?

2yo with infantigo and MRSA on antibiotics for 2 weeks getting worse keflex and other children hospitalize him?

Maybe: Any child or adult with a bacterial infection, who is not getting better while taking oral antibiotics, should be rechecked by the doctor to see what changes in the treatment plan are needed. Sometimes, a patient has to be admitted into the hospital for I.V. Antibiotics. ...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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12yo son's doc thinks he has meckel diverticulitis. Doc wrote keflex for 7 days then maybe surgery. Wbc 19k and low fever. Wait or go to children er?

12yo son's doc thinks he has meckel diverticulitis. Doc wrote keflex for 7 days then maybe surgery. Wbc 19k and low fever. Wait or go to children er?

GO TO ER: Go to the er diagnosis of meckel diverticulitis is always confused with appendicitis I will not treat this condition with oral antibiotics need evaluation by a surgeon and possible exploration. ...Read more

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What could over dose of cephalexin cause?

What could over dose of cephalexin cause?

Cephalexin O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and blood in your urine." REF: https://www.drugs.com/cephalexin.html ...Read more

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Do you think I should stop giving my7month old cephalexin?

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

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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

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Can you take cephalexin with night nurse ?

Can you take cephalexin with night nurse
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Yes!: You can even take it with the day nurse. ...Read more

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Canyou take cephalexin to treat pinguecula?

Canyou take cephalexin to treat pinguecula?

Generally no: Pinguecula is usually caused by uv radiation. Cephalexin, which is an antibiotic, is not used to treat pingueculas per se, unless one has an associated infection, but even then, one might be prescribed an antibiotic in the form of an eye drop, rather than an oral antibiotic. See comment below. ...Read more

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Can you smoke weed while taking Cephalexin?

Can you smoke weed while taking Cephalexin?

Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under U.S. federal law, so one can also end up convicted of a crime. ...Read more

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Can you smoke weed while taking Cephalexin?

Can you smoke weed while taking Cephalexin?

Cannabis: Although cannabis could be used with cephalexin — I would not recommend cannabis use in a 17-year-old. The brain is still going through many changes at that age, making it more susceptible to psychiatric side effects from cannabis. ...Read more

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Can I take cephalexin to treat a pinguecula?

No effect: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Cephalexin will not affect a pingueculum nor will any other antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could I take cephalexin to treat pinguecula?

No: Pinguecula is a conjunctival degeneration caused by environmental irritants (sunlight/ wind/ dust). Surgical removal is the treatment (if they are treated at all). ...Read more

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Does alcohol cancel effectiveness of cephalexin?

Does alcohol cancel effectiveness of cephalexin?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking Keflex but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. The alcohol will not interfere with the antibacterial effectiveness of the cephalexin. ...Read more

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What can over dose of cephalexin in a baby cause?

What can over dose of cephalexin in a baby cause?

Specifics needed: You have to be more specific. How much of an overdose it was? Was it a one time overdose or a repetitive one s over several days? ...Read more

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