Drug Interactions With Biocef
Drug interactions with Biocef can change the way your body metabolizes the medicine, increasing the amount of Biocef in your system, as well as contributing to kidney damage. A few of the drugs that can interact with Biocef are metformin, live typhoid vaccine, and probenecid. If drug interactions with Biocef are a concern, your healthcare provider may adjust your dosages or monitor you more closely.
Drug Interactions With Biocef: An IntroductionBiocef® (cephalexin) can interact with a number of medicines. These drug interactions with Biocef can include, but are not limited to:
- Probenecid (Benemid®, Probalan®)
- Aminoglycosides, such as amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, streptomycin, and amycin
- Metformin (Glucophage®, Fortamet®, Glumetza™)
- Live, attenuated typhoid vaccine.
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Biocef is taken with the drugs listed above.
If you are taking both Biocef and probenecid, your body may metabolize the drugs differently than intended and significantly increase the amount of Biocef in your system. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress and adjust your dosage accordingly to prevent this interaction.
When Biocef is combined with an aminoglycoside antibiotic, the combination may result in increased kidney damage. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress and adjust your dosage accordingly, depending on your particular situation.