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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...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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I'm taking cephalexin 500mg would it hurt to have a drink been on it for four days now have to take for two weeks?

I'm taking cephalexin 500mg would it hurt to have a drink been on it for four days now have to take for two weeks?

No problem!: Mild to modest alcohol intake (1-3 beers, drinks, or glasses of wine per day) won't interfere with cephalexin's effectiveness. But no heavy drinking; large doses of alcohol impair the body's ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Shouldn't: All antibiotics in the "beta-lactam" group that includes pennicillin, amoxicillin, Ampicillin and the cephlosporins like Cephalexin are excreted(peed out) more rapidly after alcohol-thus lessening their effective time in your body. ...Read more

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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

Drug interactions: Drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Cephalexin and alcohol. Ask your prescriber it there are any recommended restrictions based on the condition being treated. ...Read more

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Am 4 months pregrnant am i allowed to drink cephalexin 500mg three times a day?

Am 4 months pregrnant am i allowed to drink cephalexin 500mg three times a day?

Preg with cephalexin: No. You should not take any medication until it is given an ok by your ob. ...Read more