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Review: could Keflex cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Summary: 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 Coumadin, and have Depression.

We study 5,490 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 has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 5,992 Keflex users)

Upper respiratory tract infection

Upper respiratory tract infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 20,119 Upper respiratory tract infection patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 5,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 195 people (3.55%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

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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    Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
  • Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
    She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
    Should we start her back on cephalexin?
  • Can i take nyquil if i'm on 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?"
  • Mucous in stools rolling std jab
    Hi there, I was recently diagnosed with Balanitis, a small white ulcer has appeared on my foreskin caused by the trauma of the condition.

    I went to the ER for the problem, worrying that it maybe and std, the nurse and doctor there told me to keep the ulcer clean and to keep strong soaps away from it, but to be safe they gave me the std shot along with 4 tablets to take. The next morning and ever since, I have been experiencing bad nausea and what started with comstipation, has now turned into dhiarea, when I pass a stool which has some sort of solidity to it, it is coated in mucous. Alongside this. Every time I have food sitting in my stomach, I feel very sick to the stomach.


    Just wondering if this is a side effect of the drug, or if I have some kind of candida which is reacting with the drugs?? I had the jab on Wednesday and felt Ill first thing in the morning the next day. This is the third day of the illness, but seems less extreme throughout the day.

    Sorry for the graphic nature of this post, just wondering if anyone had any answers before I spent another small fortune at the doctors!
  • Can i take pepcid complete with keflex
    Keflex is giving me an upset stomach. Can I take pepcid complete to help or is it contradicted with Keflex?

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