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User Reviews for Cephalexin

Also known as: Biocef, Keflex, Keftab, Panixine, Zartan

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Cephalexin Rating Summary

8.3/10 Average Rating

12 Ratings with 8 User Reviews

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Reviews for Cephalexin to treat Kidney Infections

"I got put on cephalexin for an untreated UTI which obviously spread to my kidneys, I am current on day 3 and I do feel so much better kidney pain and urinating wise, but it gives me insane dirrahea, makes me feel very nauseous, makes me confused with really bad anxiety, and gives me killer heartburn. I am currently on 500mg 4 times a day"

   
4.0

Taytaybrizzl December 30, 2015

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"I had back pains for three days and unable to sleep comfortably. By the four day I couldn't even take a deep breath. I tried Salonpas along with back massagers and soaking. Nothing helped! I went to the E.R. urine test revealed elevated white cell .They prescribed me cephalexin 500 mg three times a day. I was in so much discomfort I started the medication immediately! I felt 100% better the very next day. I have been drinking water and cranberry juice."

   
9.0

Flintstonia (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2015

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"I am on day 2 of Keflex for a kidney infection from an untreated urinary tract infection. I am allergic to most antibiotics such as amoxicillin and erythromycin so I was hesitant to try this. I am so happy to say I have no allergic reaction and no diarrhea! I do feel some tingling sensations in my head and a tiny bit of anxiety (probably all in my head) but nothing compared to an antibiotic like Levaquin. I think I found my new go-to antibiotic!"

   
9.0

BreStar420 November 20, 2014

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"I had just taken Diflucan for what I thought was a yeast infection. Then I got a sinus infection and I started taking cephalexin. I noticed 3 days in, some back pain (flank pain just to the left if my spine) I had been having for a few weeks suddenly went away. I went back to the doctor, who agreed that I probably originally had a bladder infection that spread to one of my kidneys. Glad I got the sinus infection or who knows what would have happened. The medication made me feel a little nauseated after the first few days, but it's possible that feeling was related to the sickness."

   
8.0

Misdiagnosis (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2014

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Keflex (cephalexin): "My daughter was prescribed this and broke out in a rash all over her. I am sure she was allergic."

Anonymous August 9, 2013

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Keflex (cephalexin): "Works great for my urine tract infections. Even when I'm sick with a cold! I highly recommend it. "

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 4, 2013

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"Taking two 500mg twice a day for a kidney infection, 28 year old female. I normally get extremely nauseated and dizzy on antibiotics. I do not on these, no side effects as of yet (day 3) I feel an improvement in my kidneys, but not as much as I had hoped at this point. I'm just happy I am not nauseated on these! I am eating Greek yogurt daily to avoid a nasty yeast infection from taking antibiotics. I do have to warn you, every time I open the pill bottle I get a strong bad smell. It's worth it to get some kind of relief from my angry kidneys! "

   
9.0

Painful Kidneys (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2013

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"I took cephalexin for a kidney infection and its been 2 days, the infection is feeling better, BUT I get EXTREMELY nauseous when I take the pill (3x's a day). Also got yeast infections. "

   
5.0

Anonymous September 23, 2009

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