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User Reviews for Factive

Factive has an average rating of 3.2 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings on Drugs.com. 17% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 67% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Bronchitis  
1.0
4 reviews 288 medications
Pneumonia  
2.7
4 reviews 188 medications
Strep Throat  Off-label
9.0
1 reviews 30 medications
Summary of Factive reviews 3.2 9 reviews

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Annabellita June 28, 2014

For Bronchitis: “8 days on Factive - cured the bronchitis - worsened everything else. On the 8th day I got an allergic reaction that got even worse on the next day, swollen lips, unbelievably itchy rash covering head to toe. Took nearly a week of treatment. Had to get injections to calm it down. A quick look on the internet shows that this reaction is common after having finished taking the medicine.”

1 / 10
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nana July 6, 2018

For Pneumonia: “I took Factive for 7 days and at the end of these days, I woke up with a rash from head to foot. That was horrible for me, I went to emergency and I saw a dermatologist for this rash. She prescribed Prednol 40mg for 3 days. I was sick because of pneumonia for 5 days and I suffered from factive side effects for 15 days! My face, my neck, my hands, all over my body... terrible experience for me! I do not suggest anybody to use Factive under any circumstances! Thank you.”

1 / 10
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OhioGuy · Taken for less than 1 month December 24, 2014

For Pneumonia: “Given 5 day trial from treating physician. Experienced a delayed reaction after taking final dose and broke out in full body hives, literally from head to toes. Had to be treated then for pneumonia and the reaction with 3 follow up visits.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 20, 2013

For Pneumonia: “I took Factive for 6 days. The label says that you can take it with or without food, but in my case, if I didn't eat a very large meal before taking it, I would feel sick to my stomach and spend most of the day vomiting. I was only able to successfully keep it down for one of the days, but when I did vomit, it brought up a lot of the sputum that was in my lungs. At the end of the day, the medication seems to be working for me, but it definitely made me feel horrible that entire time I took it. ***Be sure to ask your doctor for a coupon for this stuff. It costs over $100, but my doctor gave me a copay free coupon and I wound up paying nothing for this medication.”

6 / 10
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betsysch September 21, 2007

For Bronchitis: “I have used the drug Factive on two separate occasions to treat bronchitis. Not only is it expensive but it's useless.”

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okdeb March 7, 2008

For Bronchitis: “Antibiotics are useless against viruses. They only work on bacteria.”

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Anonymous January 14, 2009

For Strep Throat: “I was given Factive for a bad strep infection. After the 1st dose, I felt 100 times better.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous October 10, 2011

For Pneumonia: “Just started today and know the first day you feel terrible, so hope it works. Highly recommended by doctor.”

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Anonymous December 11, 2009

For Bronchitis: “So far I have taken two doses and I feel worse today than yesterday.”

1 / 10
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