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Review: could Keflex cause Sleepy?

Summary: Sleepy could be caused by Keflex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 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, 218 have Sleepy. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepy and more.

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Keflex

Keflex (latest outcomes from 5,965 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Sleepy

Sleepy (latest reports from 491,758 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 5,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 218 people (4.02%) have Sleepy. They amount to 0.04% of all the 490,443 people who have Sleepy on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (13 hours ago):

  • I just want to know if I can take Cephalexin while i take Atripla

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • female 35 on Apr, 21, 2014:

    I I have histiry of mental health problems but was in remission, been doing well for several years and not had a major depressuve episode in 10 years. I was doing yhe best I had been in yeaes before I took cephelexin several weeks ago... it started with extreme sleepiness then nightmares then feelin strange when awake and negative dark thoughts feeling detached from reality depersonalusation feeling confused about my identity confusion to extrene depression. Three weeks on it hasnt gone away..i am sleeping 14 hours a day can barely eat or take care of myself and crying because i woke up to face anther day....i told a doc he denied its the cephelexin but seemed very concerned and writing to my hp about my mental state....while im stayin in bed annd giving up i realy cant go through this again not when i had worked so hard to get where. i was before i took this drug. anyway im writing this incase anyone reads it before taking the cephelexin who has history of anxiety or depressive or other mental disorders.....do NOT take this drug. And of course doctors will deny it is cephalexin. I know it is and wikl be making an official report to the FDA. What i really want to know is how long before i feel normal agsin .doc said if it was cephelexin he would expect somone to feel better 78 to 84 hours after...i believe this drug can trigger mental health crisis is suseptable people that dors not just. go away when you stop taking it.

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    Lynn on Jul, 18, 2012:

    I am a 52 y.o. female who was given this medication for a mild sinus infection. Dosage 500mg 2x day for 10 days- which I thought was excessive. I started feeling muscle/joint pain within the 2nd day and dizziness & lethargy. Started meds on Thursday, by Sunday was in constant pain and out of it. I collapsed at work Monday morning with heart palpitations, thinking I had a heart attack, ending up in ER. I have no other health issues but my GP had me seen by a cardiologist - all testing normal and the longer I'm off the drug, the better I feel. Not to mention it also caused a yeast infection that is resistent to OTC medication.

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    Bethn328 on Aug, 15, 2012:

    My 19 year old daughter is experiencing an exacerbation of psychiatric symptoms of depression, anxiety, possible paranoia and started taking cephalexin for an ecoli kidney infection. The problems predate the cephalexin with her FASD but could the cephalexin be a factor in this crisis?

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • rick on Apr, 17, 2014:

    You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
    Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!

    Reply

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