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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?

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

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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What negative health consequences are associated with cephalexin that you may have experienced?

What negative health consequences are associated with cephalexin that you may have experienced?

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

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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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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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I'm taking cephalexin is it okay to a zantex?

I'm taking cephalexin is it okay to a zantex?

Maybe (not) . . .: It depends b/c i'm not sure if you're referring to zantac (used to treat heartburn) or xanax (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

Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...Read more