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What side effects should I be worried about while taking cephalexin?

What side effects should I be worried about while taking cephalexin?

Side effects rare: Cephalexin is an antibiotic and typically has few side effects. If you are allergic, you may develop swelling, difficulty breathing or a rash. Otherwise, stomach upset is a rare side effect. Yeast infections are common after any antibiotic. ...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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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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Side effects of drinking beer while on cephalexin?

Side effects of drinking beer while on cephalexin?

Few if any: You will probably have a higher alcohol level than if you did not drink beer, but other than that should be safe. ...Read more

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Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Urticaria: Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic, belongs to the class of 'cephalosporin'. People who are allergic to 'penicillin" in general, will have cross sensitivity reaction to cephalosporin as well. The drug reaction can vary from mild urticarial rash to severe anaphylaxis, which will be life a threatening situation. Sometimes cephalosporin can give 'drug induced fever' as well. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of sulfamethoxazole-tmp--am I allergic to cephalexin?

What are the side effects of sulfamethoxazole-tmp--am I allergic to cephalexin?

Allergenic: Tmp (bactrim, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) etc.) has a sulfonamide as one component. These are among the most allergy creating drugs known and anyone who is developing an allergy to other classes of drugs, like cephalosporins, has a higher risk of also being allergic to sulfa. Be careful ! ...Read more

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One of the side effects of cephalexin is it can cause pseudomembranous colitis. If you were to give a percentage, how likely is this to happen?

One of the side effects of cephalexin is it can cause pseudomembranous colitis. If you were to give a percentage, how likely is this to happen?

Cannot: Clostridium difficile colitis occurs when you alter the normal colonic flora with antibiotics and it grows out and produces toxin. Whether this happens depends on whether you were previously colonized with this organism, the strain in your colon and other factors. No specific %s are available. Don't use antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 500mg of Cephalexin for a small cut on my toe. I read the side effects of this antibiotic and I am weary about taking it 4 X a day.

I was prescribed 500mg of Cephalexin for a small cut on my toe. I read the side effects of this antibiotic and I am weary about taking it 4 X a day.

No Problem..: I would be too. Call the physician, and ask if you can reduce the script by half. Say 500mg. 2 X a day. There is nothing wrong with asking questions when you have concerns. Remember to keep the wound clean and watch for wound improvement. ...Read more

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Prescribed 500mg cephalexin for my adult cystic acne 4x day for 14days, then twice daily. Will this cause much side effects for me? & will this work?

Prescribed 500mg cephalexin for my adult cystic acne 4x day for 14days, then twice daily.  Will this cause much side effects for me? & will this work?

Probably No & No: It probably won't cause significant side effects. If you truly have cystic acne, its a bit of a long shot, and you would probably be better served by starting accutane. ...Read more