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Doctor insights on: Keflex And Alcohol

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What's stronger keflex or cipro?

What's stronger keflex or cipro?

Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while on keflex?

Can you drink alcohol while on keflex?

Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorption of the antibiotic and therefore decrease its efficacy. ...Read more

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If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

Neither: Alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans happen to be a complex glob of living tissues), so avoid drinking too much. Also, an infected person doesn't need any additional, voluntary toxins in the body. However, alcohol does not have a direct relationship to how many Keflex capsules one needs to take. That would just depend on how well the infection is clearing up, and on the doctor's orders. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking keflex?

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. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when taking keflex?

No interaction but: Alcohol and Keflex are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Not a good idea: While not a direct interaction with the keflex, alcohol will slow the healing process. An antibiotic is taken to hold a "bug" (micro-organism) in check while your body's defenses can fight it off. Alcohol supresses your body's defenses- so therefore the healing is slowed and you may not acheive total eradication of the bug! ...Read more

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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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Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking keflex/cephalexin but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. ...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