Ever Taken Keflex? What Were Your Side Effects?

Canada
June 21, 2008 8:29pm CST
I was prescribed Keflex to get rid of an infection in my finger. My husband just warned me that I'd proably be a "b*tch on wheels" if I took that stuff. He has a sense of humour, and I love him for that. Yep, moodswings. I've decided to stay away rom any human being who will bug me, for the next week or so, until I'm off of this stuff. I'm lucky that I am able to identiy a mood change in mysel, and then deal with it, instead of just reacting. Anyone else experienced side effects from this stuf? Which ones have you experienced?
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I had a really bad reaction to the medication and ended up in the hospital. I was in for 5 days while they tried to stablize me. I don't think that the list of side effect that I experienced would help you since I had such a sever reaction. Hope everything goes well for you though. It looks as if you aren't doing too bad unless of course you are doing this from a hospital bed . Good Luck!
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Tanks!! Considering that I'm typing this from a comfy chair at a local cafe, I don't think there are any major problems. Thanks for your response.
• China
22 Jun 08
There are so many people in the world,and every one has his story what I have never heard! It 's amazing!
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
That's very true, Angel.
• United States
22 Jun 08
I've taken it but my tires were flat no chance of being anything on wheels.
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@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
22 Jun 08
Oh my my , I love your sense of humor!!
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
HAhahahaha Love the sense of humour!
@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Hi danish, I don't need medication to be a b@itch on wheels. My family provide that for me. They don't do a darn thing and they wonder why I get so b*itchy. Is there anything you can take so that you don't have to be that way?
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Kalee, that's funny. So far I'm doing what I usually do to relax, living in the coffee shop up the street where nobody can find me and annoy me. Tank God I'm only on these things for a week.
• United States
22 Jun 08
That's a nice way of being alone. your welcome
@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
22 Jun 08
I dont hear about any what all sating about taking keflex, I have some experience of that becouse my wife has her pharmacy and I know tat from her, the only side effect of taking keflex I hear about is weariness as al antibiotics do and the diarrhea for some patients that is all I know. Have a nice day and good health for all of u.
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Thanks for the info.
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
22 Jun 08
I have taken Keflex numerous times and never had any mood swings with it . I hadnt ever heard of that before. Now when i take buspar my kids call them my b!t@h pills.
• Canada
22 Jun 08
Hahahaha Tell your kids I think they are brilliant.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
22 Jun 08
I have never known Keflex to cause mood swings. I know it's used as an antibiotic and I was given it one time for resperatory tract infection and it nearly killed me. It is actually from the penicillin family and my doctor took the chance knowing I was allergic to penicillin, thinking I may be able to take it anyway and no I can not go near anything from the penicillion family. Anyone with gastrointestinal disease should also NOT take it. I'm sending you this info it may help you. Thank You. Contact Us MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 20425 Seneca Meadows Parkway Germantown, MD 20876 Phone: (877) 363-8080 Fax: (301) 944-6700 For all medical related inquiries, please contact MiddleBrook Medical Information Services at (877) 363-8080. For all non-medical related inquiries, please fill out the following contact form to have a representative at MiddleBrook contact you with more information about KEFLEX® 750 mg capsules:
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Wow!!! Thanks for all that info. Doctor should have known not to get you anywhere near someting you might be allergic to.
• United States
22 Jun 08
I took it and found that I was either allergic or had intolerance for it. My breathing was not the same. I did not notice any mood swings, but then I was off of it pretty quickly.
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Thanks.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
22 Jun 08
No, I have never heard of this before..
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Thanks.
28 Jun 08
you have undergone a danger without real danger,that's lucky for you. by the way, a nice husband always make his woman's life pretty sweet! you are lucky with a good husband. have a great day!my friend
@raydene (9875)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Hi Sweets I have taken it many times. The only problem I have had is that it bothers my stomach alot and since I have IBS any stomach upset is not a small thing for me. xooxxoxoxoxo
@KrauseHome (34986)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Personally, I feel this medication is overused as well as many of the other Lower form antibiotics out there, and no one ever seems to make mention of all of the complications resulting from these meds, until something drastic happens for people to take notice. Personally this medication does not do much for me anymore since I have taken it so often. I have never noticed if this or any other Antibiotic out there like this has done that for me. Interesting thoughts though.
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yes, I've had to take that foul demon Keflex, but for a totally different reason, and a totally different side effect as well, let me explain. During my first pregnancy I was hospitalized for a week because of a very bad bladder infection that caused my temperature to go off the chart. They did get it back down, but told me I would have to take keflex for the remainder of the pregnancy to make sure it didn't happen again. I thought things would be alright, so I got the prescription and started taking it every day. I ended up taking it for about two months, but the bad part about it was I kept getting yeast infections. Its already uncomfortable down there, with me not being able to soak in the tub, and its Summertime so it hot, now I have to deal with this mess too? Finally I said screw it and stopped taking the meds. I told the doctor the next time I had an appointment what was happening and that I wouldn't be taking the keflex anymore. Luckily I didn't have any bladder or other urinary tract infections for the rest of the pregnancy either.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I don't believe that I have ever taken Keflex, but then again with all the generic and name brands I truly don't know if I have taken it or not.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I really like Keflex. It has not given me any great side effects. All i have noticed is that it is a good medicine to get rid of infectins that I have had.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Yes, is very common to become irritable and I also try to stay away from people and animals. Is nice to be able to deal with the side effects in a reasonable way.