Review: could Keflex cause Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (Fatigue)?
Summary: Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness 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, 739 have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness. Find out below who they are, when they have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness and more.
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Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 5,992 Keflex users)
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,643 Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 5,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 739 people (13.46%) have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness.
Time on Keflex when people have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||79.49%||17.95%||0.00%||2.56%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Keflex * :
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||60.95%||39.05% |
Age of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Keflex * :
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||0.30%||0.61%||2.58%||8.18%||8.64%||18.94%||27.12%||33.64% |
Severity of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Keflex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||12.50%||50.00%||37.50%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (60 people, 8.12%)
- Osteoporosis (47 people, 6.36%)
- Breast cancer (42 people, 5.68%)
- Metastases to bone (42 people, 5.68%)
- Multiple myeloma (34 people, 4.60%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (249 people, 33.69%)
- Ambien (185 people, 25.03%)
- Lasix (180 people, 24.36%)
- Aredia (175 people, 23.68%)
- Prilosec (167 people, 22.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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