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Doctor insights on: What To Watch Out For While Taking Cephalexin

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 (alprazolam) (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

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Can I take bromazepam while I am taking cephalexin?

Can I take bromazepam while I am taking cephalexin?

Antibiotics & meds: Bromazepam is a benzodiazepine similar to "Valium". It shouldn't have any major interaction with an antibiotic like cephalexin. I am more concerned, however, that you are even taking Bromazepam-- that's a very powerful medicine and I wonder if you really need it? In young women of child bearing age, you should be very careful with that. Hope your doctor knows all this! ...Read more

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Can you have wine while taking cephalexin 500mg for me ?

Can you have wine while taking cephalexin 500mg for me

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Yes: You can drink wine while taking cephalexin, although would space the two by an hour or so. Don't wash the cephalexin down with the wine. ...Read more

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Can have a one drink or tow while I'm taking cephalexin 500?

Can have a one drink or tow while I'm taking cephalexin 500?

No: Combining Antibiotics and alcohol will decrease the efficacy of the antibiotics and compromise your treatment. ...Read more

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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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I am taking cephalexin for something and i think i'm having a side effect?

I am taking cephalexin for something and i think i'm having a side effect?

What are you symptom: The most common side effects of Cephalexin are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, joint pain, fatigue, headache and dizziness. There are others but these are the most common ones. What are your symptoms? ...Read more