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Review: Cephalexin and Ciprofloxacin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cephalexin and Ciprofloxacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 216 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,052 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Ciprofloxacin (latest outcomes from 1,242 users) has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 216 people who take Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin are studied

Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Cephalexin (cephalexin)
- Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin)

Drug effectiveness over time :


Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pain In Extremityn/an/an/an/an/an/aFatigue
Gastrointestinal DisorderPyrexia
Flank PainDepression
Decreased AppetiteLethargy
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Groin PainDrug Dependence
Multi-organ DisorderNausea
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseAnxiety

Drug effectiveness by gender :


Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Weight DecreasedAnxiety
Back PainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Cardiac Failure CongestivePyrexia
AnorexiaDiarrhoea Nos
WeaknessOedema Peripheral

Drug effectiveness by age :


Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aChest PainCardiac DisorderWeight DecreasedCoughDepressionFatigue
FatigueCrohn's DiseaseBone SpurFatigueHeadacheMalaise
BradycardiaIleitisHeadacheWeight IncreasedDrug Withdrawal SyndromeRenal Failure Acute
Headache NosInflammatory Bowel DiseaseChest PainAbdominal Pain NosLethargyDiarrhoea Nos
Pain NosDecreased AppetiteDyspnoeaPyrexiaAnxietyNausea
Vomiting NosFatigueBack PainCholelithiasisOedema PeripheralOedema Peripheral
ArthralgiaGastrointestinal HaemorrhageDrug Withdrawal SyndromeCardiac Disorder NosDehydrationDehydration
Dyspnoea NosGastrointestinal DisorderAnxietyTesticular PainPollakiuriaDiarrhoea
NauseaFlank PainDrug IneffectiveCondition AggravatedDrug DependenceWeakness
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusChest PainDepressionBlood Pressure Diastolic IncreasedCellulitisBack Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Cephalexin (cephalexin) is often used to treat infection. Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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