Review: could Keflex cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?


Upper respiratory tract infection 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 Aredia, and have Depression . We study 7,804 people who have side effects while taking Keflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 196 have Upper respiratory tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Upper respiratory tract infection and more.

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Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Keflex 8,509 users)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper respiratory tract infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 27,428 Upper respiratory tract infection patients).

On Oct, 26, 2016

7,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex.
Among them, 196 people (2.51%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keflex cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Time on Keflex when people have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Keflex *:

  • female: 75.38 %
  • male: 24.62 %

Age of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Keflex *:

  • 0-1: 0.81 %
  • 2-9: 2.44 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.5 %
  • 30-39: 6.5 %
  • 40-49: 26.02 %
  • 50-59: 24.39 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (22 people, 11.22%)
  • Pain (21 people, 10.71%)
  • Metastases To Bone (16 people, 8.16%)
  • Breast Cancer (16 people, 8.16%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (13 people, 6.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (55 people, 28.06%)
  • Zithromax (52 people, 26.53%)
  • Zometa (51 people, 26.02%)
  • Coumadin (44 people, 22.45%)
  • Levaquin (42 people, 21.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (98 people, 50.00%)
  • Pain (90 people, 45.92%)
  • Back Pain (82 people, 41.84%)
  • Dyspnoea (80 people, 40.82%)
  • Anaemia (77 people, 39.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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