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I have a UTI and am bleeding. I found some Cephalexin 500mg

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I have a UTI and am bleeding. I found some Cephalexin 500mg in my medicine cabinet which expired on 7/4/14. Was it OK to take and will it even work.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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The best option will be to go the urgent care for proper antibiotic prescription.

Bactrim or cipro is preferred for full treatment.

Cephalexin may work but expired tablets are less potent.

There is also risk of chemical reaction as well.

The standard dose will e 500 mg 4 times daily.

Better avoided.

Please drink plenty of fluids meanwhile.
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