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Review: could Cephalexin cause Drowsiness?

We study 7,308 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,045 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness (latest reports from 494,415 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 7,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 168 people (2.30%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.03% of all the 494,469 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness81.82%18.18%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness53.80%46.20%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness1.43%3.57%5.71%1.43%4.29%24.29%22.14%37.14%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (29 people, 17.26%)
  2. Depression (16 people, 9.52%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 8.33%)
  4. Insomnia (12 people, 7.14%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (12 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (37 people, 22.02%)
  2. Ativan (35 people, 20.83%)
  3. Ambien (34 people, 20.24%)
  4. Aspirin (33 people, 19.64%)
  5. Oxycontin (32 people, 19.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Am on Keflex, and may need to take an Adderall today. Is there any negative interaction between the two?

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    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    My review should have read have ADD/ADHD instead of had ADD. In summation mixing the two meds is not good for me.

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    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    I am a young 66 years old who had ADD, however under control w/20M of Adderyl. I went to doctor for toe infection who administered Cephalexin 250mg 4 times daily. First day, felt spacy like I was out of body or something. I had a hard time concentrating or remembering as I went to store and left something cooking on my stove. Never do I do that. I had increased sleeplessness and my joints hurt. I had 5 days of diaheria, extreme thirst with legergy. I am a firm believer that antibiotics are toxic...make me sicker.

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