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Review: could Keflex cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Keflex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 5,490 people who have side effects while taking Keflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,041 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Keflex

Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 5,992 Keflex users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 212,679 Anxiety patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 5,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 1,041 people (18.97%) have Anxiety.

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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    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.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years 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 (2 years 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

    C.C. on Feb, 27, 2013:

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

    Reply

    Bruce on Feb, 26, 2013:

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

    Reply

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