CEPHALEXIN Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (328 Ratings)

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 2  Kidney infection Heart palpitations, heart racing, anxiety, itching, depression, anxiety, unable to sleep at all. It is a horrible antibiotic. HORRIBLE F 45 8 days
500 4X D
12/6/2021
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 1  Strep Throat All I can say is stay away from this crap! 4 nights in a row I feel as if I'm going to just die. Massive amounts of anxiety and heart palpitations that make you feel like a heart attack is going to happen at any moment. Find another antibiotic! M 32 4 days
500 2X D
12/3/2021
 3  Tooth Infection Constant cold sweat. No fever, just sweating constantly like a convict strapped to the chair hoping for a reprieve from the Governor. I have a 7 day supply and am still taking it. I will admit a lot of the pain has gone but the numbness in my lips and chin, which I had before taking med, are still there. M 62 3 days
500Mg 3X D
11/22/2021
 3  Skin infection from surgery Bad anxiety, severe fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, crying, Worked for infection but severe anxiety impacted my ability to cope with minor fears. I will never take again because anxiety was off the charts. F 49 5 days
500 MG 4X D
11/17/2021
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 1  Cyst/ boil in ear Thank goodness for this page, it made me feel so much better. I'm on day two of this medication for a cyst/ boil in my ear and I feel awful. Depression, blurred vision, and incredible anxiety and heart palpitations. I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight. I can already tell that it's clearing up the infection so I might just stop taking it. I feel so restless. F 35 2 days
500 mg 3X D
11/11/2021
 1  UTI Headaches. Nausea. Vomiting. Stomach cramping. Bloating. Lower abdominal pain. Passing wind. Heavy chest. Increased heart rate. Awful side effects! F 26 6 days
500mg 2X D
10/2/2021
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 3  Infection of skin Terrible muscle aches in Right shoulder and upper arm- sometimes Left side as well. Aces and generalized weakness and fatigue that is strange. Ibuprofen take. On top of Celebrex to control it. I cannot prove causation- however I also cannot explain any other differences in my meds, food, routine, or exposure to illness. I have no fever. F 61 2 weeks
500 mg 4X D
9/6/2021
 1  Uti I was prescribed cephalexin 500 mg to take three times a day for a UTI. I have a history of anxiety. But my anxiety has never been worse since taking this medication. I've been on Celexa for five months and I was doing great with my anxiety and I've had a panic attack since starting this medication. I thought I was going crazy. I can't eat. I can't sleep. I feel out of it. I know it will go away. But terrible. F 23 7 days
500 3X D
7/16/2021
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 4  Burn Having irregular heartbeat everyday since starting cephalexin. Today, has been a long day of irregular heartbeats. This is 5th day and I am bloated and chest discomfort. The redness and swelling around my burn has diminished to the point that I feel I need to stop taking this antibiotic due to side effects. F 80 5 days
500mg 4X D
7/15/2021
 3  UTI Did get rid of UTI after 4 days started to really improve. Horrific side effects still not resolved 2 days since finishing course. Lower back and lumbar pain, depression, anxiety, gas, tummy pains. Using probitics and d-mannose. Note I got this UTI because I stupidly ran out of d-mannose. Saves me but strong horrible stuff F 38 7 days
3X D
7/2/2021
 4  Cut in leg I had no side effects except for a little diarrhea but not sure that was the medicine because I have a problem with that occasionally anyway. F 82 7 days
500mg 3X D
6/1/2021
 1  To avoid infection after neck surgery So glad I read the reviews here Ive never experienced panic attacks or anxiety on this level before taking this medication. I felt like I was going to choke to death or die whenever I would try to sleep on this. I would get really hot and anxious and then feel really cold and sweaty afterwards. Also causes a bloated feeling and gas. Not a fun feeling at all and ruined my night whenever I took it. I'm fairly positive this is the cause because I was prescribed it twice within 2 weeks and the symptoms went away and came back the very night I started taking this again for my second prescription. 29 7 days
1X D
5/28/2021
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 1  UTI Day 3 of taking this and I literally felt so lightheaded I thought I was going to pass out, I then felt like I was going to have a panic attack (I've had panic attacks in the past) and then I just started crying for no reason. I still feel uneasy on my feet, and have some dizziness. I had terrible Diarrhea after the first day, slight pain in stomach, gurgling sounds also.May stop taking it, but still have 7 days to go! I would not recommend this drug for anyone! F 48 3 days
500 2X D
5/20/2021
 1  Tooth infection Heart palpitations, brain fog, body numbness, tachycardia, anxiety, muscle spasms, twitching hard when i fell asleep, waking up freezing and shaking for about an hour after waking up. new alergys this is my third follow up on here to try to help anybody else going threw this and possibly get any answers from anybody who has made it to the other side, I was given Prednisone (steroid) about a month in and it helped reduce my symptoms significantly, i had a bad reaction to my beta blocker and now am 6 days off it and cant stand up without my heart racing. the symptoms got way way bad in the beginning and have seemed to die down a bit, ive been cleared of the possibly of ulcers (endoscopy) with just mild gi inflammation (took two months to get in there though) im currently about to see a neurologist because i believe my symptoms came from nurve damage this antibiotic caused. if anybody knows anything please feel free to email me. i don't have any answers yet other than the steroid seemed to help alot and my symptoms are subsiding after two months. aside from the racing heartbeat when i stand ( i believe this is withdrawal from the propanalol) if you know anything or can point me in the correct direction please email me. M 26 7 days
500 2X D
5/18/2021
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 2  UTI This medication gave me diarrhea within the first few days of use. I also have panic disorder and experienced a severe panic attack on day 7 where I debated going to the ER. I am in nursing school so I took my blood pressure and it was high and my heart rate was surprisingly lower than it ever runs. If you have panic disorder I do not recommend this medication as I felt like I was having a heart attack and going to die. Awful experience. F 25 7 days
500 MG 3X D
5/15/2021
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 1  tooth infection Heart palpitations, anxiety, sweating, body numbness, new alergys, waking up shivering uncontrollably, feeling like i was dying, twitching before i fell asleep, feeling like i was in and out of another world and almost losing my life i spent a month in hell after taking this medication and almost lost my life, it ended up being multiple ulcers in my stomach that this medication caused. i went to the er 40 times and by the 41th time they figured it out. They gave me a PPI pill to reduce stomach acid and a steroid to help me heal faster, and buy the second dose i was back to life, had to be put on a beta blocker because it was causing tachycardia. also Adivan for the severe severe anxiety, i have a scope on Wednesday and im so happy im ready to get my life back. i literally almost died twice from a heart attack. if you've taken this medication and had these symptoms get to a gi Doctor asap, or go to the er and make them xray you to make sure there not bleeding out. this was hell, and i pity anyone who has been threw this. please feel free to email me if you need any more info. i hope i make it to Wednesday i really do. M 26 7 days
500 3X D
5/7/2021
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 3  Skin infection 7 days of the worst headache I have ever had. The headache was always there F 41 7 days
500 3X D
5/3/2021
 1  Abscess in groin Severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, panic attacks, extreme fatigue, out of it, dizziness Day 3 taking this medication I started having extreme abdominal pain and constant diarrhea. I am 6 weeks pregnant and felt fine before taking this. I have panic disorder that has been under control and have had multiple panic attacks since starting this. I feel exhausted and completely out of it. On day 5 I cut the dose to 2 pills and i felt slightly better with less abdominal pain but all other symptoms have persisted. I am a nurse and I can confidently say I will never take this again. Almost went to the ER fearing I was dying. F 33 7 days
500mg 4X D
5/1/2021
 3  Abcess I experienced joint pain in all my joints, muscle stiffness, lower back pain and night sweats. My eyes were bothered with blurriness at times. I believe that it cleared most of the infection for now but I would not want to take this again. Yesterday was my last dose and I need to see if these side effects will go away because these will severely disrupt my life if they persist. F 56 7 days
500mg 4X D
4/25/2021
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 1  Tooth infection Heart palpitations, anxiety, diarrhea, and completely thinking something was seriously wrong with me i thought i was having a heart attack a couple days ago and went to the er, I've been taking this and just put the pieces together after reading the comments from this site. its been happening every single day where i cant get my heart under control, also accompanied by severe anxiety. just threw away the medication 10 minutes before writing this. will never ever take this again. if your reading this, breathe, everything is gonna be okay. your not having a heart attack. just stop taking this medication now! M 26 7 days
150 3X D
4/7/2021
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CEPHALEXIN  (CEPHALEXIN):  This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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