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Review: could Keflex cause Sleepy (Drowsiness)?





Summary: Sleepy is found among people who take Keflex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 5,488 people who have side effects while taking Keflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 218 have Sleepy. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepy and more.

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Keflex

Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Keflex 5,989 users)

Sleepy

Sleepy has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Sleepy 69,803 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 5,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 218 people (3.97%) have Sleepy.

Trend of Sleepy in Keflex reports

Time on Keflex when people have Sleepy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepy97.06%2.94%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleepy when taking Keflex * :

FemaleMale
Sleepy66.12%33.88%

Age of people who have Sleepy when taking Keflex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepy0.00%0.45%6.76%8.11%4.05%12.16%36.04%32.43%

Severity of Sleepy when taking Keflex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepy0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Sleepy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (45 people, 20.64%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (36 people, 16.51%)
  3. Folliculitis (15 people, 6.88%)
  4. Trismus (13 people, 5.96%)
  5. Sinusitis (12 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (80 people, 36.70%)
  2. Lasix (66 people, 30.28%)
  3. Neurontin (65 people, 29.82%)
  4. Aspirin (56 people, 25.69%)
  5. Cipro (50 people, 22.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 48 year old man who has Physical Fatigue, Poor Memory, Sleepiness - During The Day)
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    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Somnolence, Insomnia, and takes Meclizine)
    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 ...
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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Sore Throat, and takes Cephalexin)
    I"ve had a sore throat for 8 days, I'm taking cephalexin for an ear infection. My question is "can I take Nyquil for my throat when I' on cephalexin?"
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    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, Confusion, Sleepy, and takes Vicodin)
    My 87 yr Mom has taken copious amts of Vicodin for 25+ yrs for arthritis & surgery pain management. Recently, Mom said the "carpet bubbles up 3-4 ft & trips her". Are hallucinations like this a sign of serious drug abuse? Is Mom's life in danger of drug overdose?
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    (Asked by a 62 year old man who has Sleepiness - During The Day, Shaking Hands, Feeling Of Being Pulled Backwords, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Hand Grasping , Hand Tremor, Extremely Short Term Memory Loss, Slow Thought Expression, Intermittent Low Grade Fever, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Lasix, Eplerenone)
    I have had 2 attacks which included: Intermittent Low Grade Fever, Hand Tremor, Hand Grasping , and Feelings Of Worthlessness. I have osteopenia and chronic liver cirrhosis.

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