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Review: could Keflex cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

We study 5,482 people who have side effects while taking Keflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 195 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

Keflex (latest outcomes from 5,980 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Upper respiratory tract infection

Upper respiratory tract infection (latest reports from 123,865 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 5,482 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 195 people (3.56%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. They amount to 0.16% of all the 123,865 people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Upper respiratory tract infection in Keflex reports

Time on Keflex when people have Upper respiratory tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Upper respiratory tract infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Keflex * :

FemaleMale
Upper respiratory tract infection68.61%31.39%

Age of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Keflex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Upper respiratory tract infection0.00%2.00%0.00%6.67%8.67%20.67%22.67%39.33%

Severity of Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Keflex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Upper respiratory tract infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (21 people, 10.77%)
  2. Pain (20 people, 10.26%)
  3. Breast cancer (15 people, 7.69%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 6.67%)
  5. Metastases to bone (13 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (66 people, 33.85%)
  2. Prilosec (55 people, 28.21%)
  3. Zithromax (52 people, 26.67%)
  4. Aredia (50 people, 25.64%)
  5. Neurontin (48 people, 24.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have had to use a foley indwelling catheter for nearly 35 years and NEVER have I had a problem with it spontaneously leaking around it practically overnight. One day I was fine like all the days and weeks and years prior... then the next day I began to leak around the catheter and it has continued for over a week now. Yes, there can be problems with indwelling catheters but this is far from normal for me and the ONLY thing that has changed in my life is beginning to take the antibiotic Keflex for a potential UTI. It was shortly after this that my symptoms began and have continued. I can't get in to see my urologist for over a month but, on the phone, he completely dismisses the possibility of Keflex and my problem being related. I simply can't throw out the possibility because I do not believe in coincidences and it is just too bizarre (for me).

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Am on Keflex, and may need to take an Adderall today. Is there any negative interaction between the two?

    Reply

    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    My review should have read have ADD/ADHD instead of had ADD. In summation mixing the two meds is not good for me.

    Reply

    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    I am a young 66 years old who had ADD, however under control w/20M of Adderyl. I went to doctor for toe infection who administered Cephalexin 250mg 4 times daily. First day, felt spacy like I was out of body or something. I had a hard time concentrating or remembering as I went to store and left something cooking on my stove. Never do I do that. I had increased sleeplessness and my joints hurt. I had 5 days of diaheria, extreme thirst with legergy. I am a firm believer that antibiotics are toxic...make me sicker.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I'm having increased depression and wonder if the keflex I am taking could be causing it.

    Reply

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