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Cephalexin vs Acyclovir, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 40

This is personalized comparison of Cephalexin vs Acyclovir for a female aged 40. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 4, 2014: 1,237 people are studied in Cephalexin vs Acyclovir

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female35Mastitis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cephalexin cephalexinCeph Intl
Acyclovir acyclovirTeva

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 35 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cephalexin (Ceph Intl)Acyclovir (Teva)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
DepressionPyrexia (fever)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pain In Extremity
Abdominal PainDepression
Pain In ExtremityPain
Urinary Tract InfectionPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
FallHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cephalexin (Ceph Intl)Acyclovir (Teva)
DepressionCandidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
AnxietyCandidal Infection Nos
Memory ImpairmentDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Suicidal IdeationCandida Nos
Suicide AttemptFood Intolerance (inability to have food)
Road Traffic AccidentAbortion Induced (medically referred abortion)
Loss Of ConsciousnessFood Allergy
Back InjuryPolyhydramnios (excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac)
Chest InjuryCandida Test Positive
Confusional StateBone Loss

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cephalexin (Ceph Intl)Acyclovir (Teva)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Depression
DepressionDrug Ineffective
Abdominal PainPyrexia (fever)
Pain In ExtremityPain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain In Extremity
Urinary Tract InfectionPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
FallSinusitis (inflammation of sinus)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cephalexin (Ceph Intl)Acyclovir (Teva)
DepressionAbdominal Pain Aggravated
AnxietyWeight Gain Poor
Road Traffic AccidentElevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)
Suicidal IdeationVaginal Swelling
Suicide AttemptCandidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Memory ImpairmentStools - Pale Or Clay Colored
Loss Of ConsciousnessDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Back InjuryCandidal Infection Nos
Chest InjuryCandida Test Positive
Confusional StateBone Loss

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On eHealthMe, Cephalexin (cephalexin) is often used to treat infection. Acyclovir (acyclovir) is often used to treat herpes simplex. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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