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Review: could Keflex cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Keflex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 5,469 people who have side effects while taking Keflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,002 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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On Apr, 12, 2014: 5,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 1,041 people (19.18%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.08% of all the 1,283,716 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Keflex reports

Time on Keflex when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety97.56%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.44%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Keflex * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety58.56%41.44%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Keflex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%0.00%5.25%8.46%10.28%14.13%28.91%32.98%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Keflex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (148 people, 14.22%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (83 people, 7.97%)
  3. Metastases to bone (76 people, 7.30%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (71 people, 6.82%)
  5. Acne (62 people, 5.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (474 people, 45.53%)
  2. Aspirin (306 people, 29.39%)
  3. Ambien (291 people, 27.95%)
  4. Lasix (282 people, 27.09%)
  5. Prilosec (255 people, 24.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • I feel as if there's no point to life when I take the pills. I get anxiety attacks and I am just really scared

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have GAD and take xanax, I got stung by a bee and went to the ER said I had cellitius stinger of bee taken out these drugs make me feel nasaus tired and edgy. I take xanax more because of it.

    Reply

    Bruce on Feb, 26, 2013:

    63 y/o male
    What is G.A.D.? I can't find anywhere.

    Reply

    C.C. on Feb, 27, 2013:

    Pretty sure GAD stands for Generalized Anxiety Disorder- 41 y.o female

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Interaction of sinemet and keflex seems to cause anxiety

    Reply

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