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Is Cephalexin safe to take if kept at room temperature for 12 hours?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Child Health
Question: i forgot to refrigerate my kids Cephalexin presciption. it was out at room temp for about 12 hours. should i discard and get areplacment or will the medicine still be ok to use
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Cephalexin is ok to be stored at room temperature.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Cephalexin is ok to be stored at room temperature. The medicine should be ok and you need not get a replacement.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
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