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Keflex and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Keflex (cephalexin).

Moderate

cephalexin multivitamins with minerals

Moderate Drug Interaction

Cephalexin and multivitamin with minerals should not be taken orally at the same time. Products that contain zinc may interfere with the absorption of cephalexin into the bloodstream and reduce its effectiveness. You should take multivitamin with minerals at least three hours after taking cephalexin. Talk to a healthcare professional if you are not sure whether a product contains something that could potentially interact with your medication or if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Keflex drug interactions

There are 35 drug interactions with Keflex (cephalexin).

Keflex disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Keflex (cephalexin) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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