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 5,490 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 has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 5,992 Keflex users)
Sleepy has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,897 Sleepy patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 5,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 218 people (3.97%) have Sleepy.
Time on Keflex when people have Sleepy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sleepy when taking Keflex * :
Age of people who have Sleepy when taking Keflex * :
Severity of Sleepy when taking Keflex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleepy ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (45 people, 20.64%)
- Multiple myeloma (36 people, 16.51%)
- Folliculitis (15 people, 6.88%)
- Trismus (13 people, 5.96%)
- Sinusitis (12 people, 5.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (80 people, 36.70%)
- Lasix (66 people, 30.28%)
- Neurontin (65 people, 29.82%)
- Aspirin (56 people, 25.69%)
- Cipro (50 people, 22.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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