Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
188 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes slurred speech while on Cephalexin?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Noble Zachariah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1974

Answered : 2276 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My wife started cephalexin recently. After a few days her speech became slurred and she spoke and acted as if she had a stroke. He blood pressure remains stable during this. She is barely coherent though. Can this be one of the side effects and if so what do we do to clear up the speech and memory problems?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not a cephalexin side effect

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
This is not a side effect of Cephalexin.
It is likely that your wife had a stroke in the 'silent area' of the brain.
A CT or MRI brain would confirm that.
Keep the blood pressure around 140 mm systolic and not lower.
Is she on aspirin?
If it is an ischemic stroke, using Ginkgobiloba after it stabilizes might help.

Do get back to me with further queries
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Ischemic stroke

doctor1 MD

I just had a small vessel stroke . report indicates it is small vessel disease saying theres a bright flair signal at lateral margins of corpus...

doctor1 MD

Hello, I am emailing you to find out an option for a family member that sounds life threatening either way. Female who is 68 has documented high...

doctor1 MD

Just curious if a new onset sensation is nothing or possibly something underlying... Its happened before where this ability to pronounce words...

doctor1 MD

I am 70 years old and in good health. I was diagnosed with an acute infarction left insular cortex as well as left frontal-parietal cortex...

doctor1 MD

Farhat Ali Akhtar Preamble: Let me inform the reader that the findings in this report are based upon my interview with the attendants of the...

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, Please Help, I have required some information regarding brain Ischemic stroke. Please tell us is it possible that 100% blockage of Right...

doctor1 MD

hello....3 days back my relatives(lady of 50 yrs) had undergone extraction of lower right wisdom tooth s root stump extraction....her bp was...