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10/19/2014 5:14:53 PM

Reviewer: lola62400, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Given keflex after breast cancer surgery while I had drains in. Within 24 hrs. I began having severe bm's, severe exhaustion, headache, joint pains, dizziness, and broke out in blisters around the drain sights. I am allergic to PCN so I was concerned when I was put on this. My Dr. felt the side effects would be minimum compared to keeping infection out of the drain sights. NOT! I will never al ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/18/2014 10:08:41 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was prescribed Keflex (500mg) after I had shoulder surgery. At day 8, I began having stomach cramps, chills, low grade fever, and diarrhea. All symptoms except diarrhea subsided after discontinuing use, as advised by my physician. Diarrhea continued for one additional day. However, bowels have not returned to normal (3 days after stopping).

Condition: Other
9/18/2014 8:26:48 AM

Reviewer: angie, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
had a ingrown toe infection. Medicine made me sick, Itching of the hands. After six days of not taking the medication, the hands still itched

Condition: Other
9/10/2014 8:38:44 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was given the generic version of Keflex after having surgery to remove an oily cyst. I took the medicine for two days and then suddenly developed a urinary problem that I couldn't go and finally I could go but it was very weak stream and painful. This continued for 4 days (weekend) and I visited my Urologist who suspected prostate enlargement problems. He scheduled me for a scope procedure ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/10/2014 4:19:47 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was given Keflex after having 2 skin cancers removed, to prevent infection rather than to treat it. Started feeling melancholy on the same day. Two days later I was seriously depressed and could not stop crying. This made no sense to me and is out of character. Fortunately it gelled with me that this must be a side effect of the keflex, so I stopped taking it. Made quick recover after that. I am c ... Show Full Comment

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