Can you drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?


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It is safe to drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin because the alcohol will not interact with the drug, as claimed by InteliHealth. Although Cephalexin is an antibiotic, it does not interact with alcohol in the same way as other antibiotics like Furazolidone or Quinacrine. As a result, you will notice that there are no warning stickers placed on the prescription bottles.

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Some antibiotics cannot be consumed with alcohol because the alcohol will metabolize the drug into a toxic form that causes liver damage. Alcohol also does not reduce the effectiveness of Cephalexin. Cephalexin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections by breaking down their cell walls.

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