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

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Condition: Other
8/9/2012 2:38:59 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was achy, listless, feverish, coughing, and had a sore throat for several days when I decided I should see a doctor. He prescribed a ten day regimen of cephalexin - 500mg, 3x per day. It did the job quickly and effectively with no side effects or other distresses. I'm surprised that others had so many problems.

Condition: Other
3/8/2012 9:55:12 AM

Reviewer: Cher, Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
One day after starting this med I developed sever upper back/neck pain. Realizing the only change in my day was this med, I stopped it after 4 days. However the un-nerving pain in my neck remains and it has been 5 days since I stopped. Wonder when this pain will go---now I am taking lots of pain meds to get through the day. Hard to sleep.

Condition: Other
12/31/2011 10:35:50 AM

Reviewer: jvd137, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Fell on left elbow had large Bursitis Sac. Took Cephalexin for full 7 days, had no side effects, no infections. Don't know why there are so many negative reviews.Will use again next time need arises.

Condition: Other
11/30/2011 8:20:14 AM

Reviewer: chelie2368, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Started taking for throat infection. Pills smell real bad, have diarrhea, headache, some dizziness, indegestion, and fatigue. I didnt realize that it could be from the meds as I am taking over the counter meds for my cough. After reading reviews now I see it could all be from these pills. I will ask for something different next time.

Condition: Other
11/28/2011 3:18:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I USED THIS MEDICATION FOR A BACTERIAL INFECTION. IT HELPED WITH THE INFECTION, BUT IT GAVE ME BAD BACK PAIN, SMELLY BURP AND FATIGUE. I TOOK THE FULL 10 DAY SUPPLY AND MY BACK IS STILL HURTING BAD

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