Review: could Cephalexin cause Drowsiness?
Summary: Drowsiness is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Pain.
We study 7,324 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 has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,063 Cephalexin users)
Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,852 Drowsiness patients)
On Jan, 13, 2015: 7,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 168 people (2.29%) have Drowsiness.
Time on Cephalexin when people have Drowsiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin * :
Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin * :
Severity of Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (29 people, 17.26%)
- Depression (16 people, 9.52%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 8.33%)
- Insomnia (12 people, 7.14%)
- Multiple myeloma (12 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lorazepam (37 people, 22.02%)
- Ativan (35 people, 20.83%)
- Ambien (34 people, 20.24%)
- Aspirin (33 people, 19.64%)
- Oxycontin (32 people, 19.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I was on cephalexin for 1 month and now after stopping i realize my loss of appetite is due to the drug. can i expect my appetite to resume and is there anything i can do to bring it back and gain
Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
- Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
Should we start her back on cephalexin?
- My baby has been taking omeprozole for a month now and all he does is sleeps hes 3 month and takes 7.5ml is this normal
my son is 3 months old and was a very sickly baby he started of on 2.5mls of omeprozole but the peadiatriction tripled it to 7.5mls and i find as soon as he takes the medication all he does is sleep all day just waking up for feeds is this normal as i think he should b more awake at this age ???
- What are the side effects of catuaba/golden trumpet? is it truly for man only? does it really help with physical and mental fatigue?
On going, gradual forgetfulness for over 10 years. Concentration is moderate,but memory is very poor. Day time sleepiness is always an issue. No brain tumor, no dementia,nor any other neurological dysfunctions.
- Can meclizine cause insomnia once and sleepiness the next time
I took Meclizine one night (as advised by pharmacist; she said it causes drowsiness), after experiencing my first attack of vertigo. It kept me awake almost all night. A couple weeks later, as I was getting ready for a special school event for my daughter, I thought another vertigo attack was coming on. Since the Meclizine didn't make me sleepy the first time but instead had the opposite effect, I thought it would be ok to take it (this was an evening event with a meal). After eating, I began to get very sleepy and my face almost fell in my plate.
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