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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of cephalexin Oral.

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Condition: Other
3/27/2009 9:01:43 AM

Reviewer: Sweetheart, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Dr. prescribed Keflex, but I received the Cephalexin because it's the generic equivalent. I was supposed to take one 500 mg cap every 6 hours for a sinus infection that I do not believe I had, but what do I know? ;-) Anyway, I took it for five days and stopped because I was not feeling any difference whatsoever in my condition. About a day later I started experiencing anal itching and finally ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/8/2009 9:47:34 AM

Reviewer: CMORRIS, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had a procedure to remove a kidney stone and my doctor had me start taking this 2 days before my surgery at 500mg, 4xday for 10 days. About a day after I ended the dosage I have a rash over my entire body, not the face, with extreme itching on my toes and knees - anywhere that becomes warm, but not genital area as others have stated. Benadryl is working somewhat to control the itch, but I will be ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/2/2009 4:14:46 PM

Reviewer: weo, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Prescribed for an infected gum around a new crown. On 500Mg 4 times per day. Could only make it to 4 days before the intestinal cramps got so bad I stopped taking it. Also seems to have flaired up my diverticulosis. Couldn't sleep, developed a low grade fever. After 4 to 5 days my GI Trac still hurts. Horrible. It did seem to help the gums a little. However rhe side effects were too much.Stro ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/6/2009 11:31:14 AM

Reviewer: sanford, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was prescribed this med by a dentist for what he quess to be an infection around a tooth. Week later I am having problem with what seems like upper chest infection.(just treated for uci by pcp a month earlier).Now I am concern whether this drug causing different problems. Need medical advice to see what is going on. Confused as to whether continue or stop. Feeling pretty bad with this throat and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/18/2008 7:51:11 AM

Reviewer: shay1231, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had a boil in my groin area. The smell of the medication was horrible it even left a bad after taste in my mouth. No side effects yet besides the horrible smell. Boil opened after use of medication and seems to be improving.

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