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Dr. James Dukelow
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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

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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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Was given cephalexin 500mg in capsule form. Can't swallow pills, is it okay to open capsule and mix with drink?

Was given cephalexin 500mg in capsule form. Can't swallow pills, is it okay to open capsule and mix with drink?

How's applesauce?: According to http://www.drugs.com/pro/cephalexin.html, and http://en.allexperts.com/q/Pharmacy-1407/2011/2/Cephalexin-2.htm, its OK to open the cap and sprinkle on applesauce. Must be sure you consume the entire dose, and to do so within 15-20 min of mixing with the food. You just avoid extremely acidic foods containing, say, lemon juice or vinegar. The taste may be a problem. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication. Hope it make sense. ...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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Can I drink light beer whilst taking mupirocin and cephalexin?

Can I drink light beer whilst taking mupirocin and cephalexin?

Hold the alcohol: Antibiotics and alcohol have some similar side effects: upset stomach, feeling drowsy or dizzy. Taken together these side effects may be more intense. Suggest waiting until you're finished your course of antibiotics and you're feeling better before consuming any alcohol. ...Read more

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How many days it is safe to drink alcohol after taking the last dosage of, "Cephalexin"?

How many days it is safe to drink alcohol after taking the last dosage of, "Cephalexin"?

Be safe-48hours: After the full course-48 hours should be fine. In Moderation of course, do not drink too much, be safe. ...Read more

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