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Review: Keflex and Enbrel





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Keflex and Enbrel together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Keflex and Enbrel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 141 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Keflex 5,989 users)

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Enbrel 175,525 users)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 141 people who take Keflex, Enbrel are studied

Keflex, Enbrel outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Keflex (cephalexin)
- Enbrel (etanercept)

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PsoriasisOedema PeripheralKnee ArthroplastyPyrexiaPain In Extremityn/an/aPain
Congenital Cystic Kidney DiseasePsoriasisDrug IneffectiveDecreased AppetiteTinnitusOsteoarthritis
Drug Exposure During PregnancyEye SwellingPhlebitisDysgeusiaOedema Peripheral
Single Functional KidneyAstheniaAlcohol InteractionPingueculaGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
RashFatigueAbdominal PainAnal HaemorrhageCellulitis
DepressionHypoaesthesiaCholelithiasisDisturbance In AttentionRenal Failure
ParaesthesiaLymphadenitis BacterialPainDeafness NeurosensorySepsis
Poor Quality SleepLung InfiltrationFuruncleAbscess NeckDiarrhoea
OnychoclasisPeripheral ColdnessGastric DisorderSyncopePleural Effusion
LichenificationLichenificationPneumonitisOropharyngeal PainPain In Jaw

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPsoriasis
Oedema PeripheralDepression
OsteoarthritisFemur Fracture
CellulitisDevice Failure
Pain In JawImpaired Healing
Pleural EffusionClavicle Fracture
Renal FailurePruritus
OsteopeniaRash
OsteomyelitisUrticaria
Rotator Cuff SyndromeDysgeusia

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aDevice Failuren/aPyrexiaDermatitis NosGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseHypotension
Clavicle FractureFuruncleUpper Respiratory Tract Infection NosOedema PeripheralBradycardia
Femur FractureCholelithiasisSinusitis NosSinusitisAtrial Fibrillation
Impaired HealingAlcohol InteractionTachycardia NosHaemangiomaPain
Bone Metabolism DisorderPainPneumonia NosWound Infection StaphylococcalChest Discomfort
OsteoarthritisAbdominal PainHypertension NosCellulitisAtrioventricular Block Complete
Rheumatoid ArthritisPhlebitisArthralgiaSepsisAtrial Flutter
Fracture NonunionDecreased AppetiteDysstasiaVasculitisAnaemia
NephrolithiasisGastric DisorderMuscle SpasmsOsteoarthritisDiabetic Ketoacidosis
PresyncopeInjection Site Reaction NosPyrexiaDiarrhoeaDizziness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can i take nyquil if i'm on cephalexin
    I"ve had a sore throat for 8 days, I'm taking cephalexin for an ear infection. My question is "can I take Nyquil for my throat when I' on cephalexin?"
  • Is there a heath warning with a person taking enbrel being around a person with histoplasmosis?
    The person taking enbrel is there a risk facator being around a person with histoplasmosis?
  • Do i need to temporarily stop taking my enbrel and methotrexate (that i take every week) while i am on azithromycin for severe cold symptoms? (1 answer)
    i have RA and take Enbrel and methotrexate every week. i am currently taking azithromycin, tussicaps and dexamethasone to treat a severe cold, cough, sore throat, etc. My question is should i stop taking the ra meds until my antibiotics and steroids are done? Or should i just continue as normal, don't want to get sicker than i already am!!!! thanks
  • Can enbrel cause tremors
    I've been taking embrel for 5 months and just had a single episode of tremors that lasted a couple hours. I need to know if embrel could have caused this.
  • Mucous in stools rolling std jab
    Hi there, I was recently diagnosed with Balanitis, a small white ulcer has appeared on my foreskin caused by the trauma of the condition.

    I went to the ER for the problem, worrying that it maybe and std, the nurse and doctor there told me to keep the ulcer clean and to keep strong soaps away from it, but to be safe they gave me the std shot along with 4 tablets to take. The next morning and ever since, I have been experiencing bad nausea and what started with comstipation, has now turned into dhiarea, when I pass a stool which has some sort of solidity to it, it is coated in mucous. Alongside this. Every time I have food sitting in my stomach, I feel very sick to the stomach.


    Just wondering if this is a side effect of the drug, or if I have some kind of candida which is reacting with the drugs?? I had the jab on Wednesday and felt Ill first thing in the morning the next day. This is the third day of the illness, but seems less extreme throughout the day.

    Sorry for the graphic nature of this post, just wondering if anyone had any answers before I spent another small fortune at the doctors!

More questions for: Enbrel, Keflex

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Hair loss with enbrel
    I have been on Enbrel for 4 months and started seeing significant hair thinning at the second month of treatments (50 mg once per week). My Rhuematologist suggested 800 mcg of folic acid. I am still losing hair although I am feeling so much better.
  • Etanercept and irritability
    I have been on Etanercept for 8 years for Psoriasis. Previous to this I was on
    Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Retinodes and ACTH injections.Since being on 25mg twice a week I have been 98% clear.The only side effect to date is "Irritability" which lasts about 24hrs.
    This Drug has been my saving grace.
  • Humira: my experience
    I have had some form of arthritis probably since birth. My father and maternal grandfather had some form of arthritis. I began to realize pain in both ankles if I stood or walked too long.

    I began taking many NSAIDs when I was around 22. I've done gold, prednisone (twice), plaquenil, butazoidin, sulfasalazine, etc. My best results came with methotrexate after I got cellulitis in my knee (scratch it while kayaking in the summer, fiberglass boat). It dropped my sed rate from over 100 to 35 or so within a few months. I continued with MTX from 1977 to 2000 when my MD suggested Enbrel and stopping MTX. That was a VERY bad decision. Enbrel appeared to mask the disease for a few years. I had my left MCP replaced in 2004, my right heel debrided in 2010, and both my TMJs replaced in 2012. I strongly believe that if I had kept with the MTX it would have delayed those changes. Additionally, in 2011 I was in a bus crash returning from RAGBRAI. I got knocked out from three to six minutes. I had a nasty concussion that lasted 2+ years. Towards the end of the third year post accident I started exercising more aggressively. After doing several 40, 50, and 60 miles rides, I took a leisurely 50 mile ride around Boston at night. Two days later I had a spinal edema. So much for biking and other active sports! :-(

    I have continued with MTX. Late 2013 my MD increased my MTX to .8/week. I had been taking .6/week. I stopped taking Enbrel and switched to Humira in early 2014. I took it for a few months before my doc and I realized it was not doing any better than Enbrel. I tried Humira for three months but it did not seem to work any better than Enbrel. In early June I stopped Humira and waited a few weeks before I started Otezla. I stopped Oterzla on 9/15/14 because it made me depressed and allowed my morning stiffness to get much worse.

    I started prednisone again from the start of July. By mid-August I told my MD that I was screaming louder than I ever had; my dog was very startled. I stopped it gradually over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the Otezla made me feel awful.

    My MD is going to get me onto another injectable that I take monthly. I forget its name.
  • Achilles tendon tear
    At the end of my 10 day treatment time on Cephalexin 500 mg, I experience diarrhea, so I took acidophilus three times a day, and it went away. I also woke up with a Achilles ligament tear, with a bulge in the tendon, not a rupture. No changes in my daily routine, in regards to exercise, just swimming and walking.
  • Vasculitis from enbrel
    I have deep scars on my legs from vasculitis. This was caused by Enbrel. Initially no one would connect the two: per my rheumatologist 'no one has ever reported vasculitis as a side effect of enbrel.' (2003)

    I had to suspend the enbrel for 8 weeks in preparation for complex abdominal surgery. The vasculitis started to heal. Several weeks after the surgery I resumed enbrel and the vasculitis returned by the second or third enbrel shot. The Dr was reluctantly willing to concede that 'it may have been the enbrel.'

    The vasculitis was horrific. I've never felt so much pain, pain that wasn't abated in the least by pain medicine. My dermatologist describe it as being equivalent to a third degree burn: the skin dies, nerves start to regenerate but aren't protected by the dermis.

    The scars look like I had flesh torn from my legs that didn't quite 'fill in.'

    Rheumatologists are too pushy about these biological medicines. They brush past even the most serious side effects. Anything for mobility... I'd prefer not to skip to dialysis sessions or treatment for other organ failure!

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Keflex (cephalexin) is often used to treat infection. Enbrel (etanercept) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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