Review: could Cephalexin cause Acne Cystic?


Summary

Acne cystic is reported only by a few people who take Cephalexin. We study 7,896 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Acne cystic. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne cystic and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,676 users)

Acne Cystic

Acne cystic (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, suicidal ideation, crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 2,601 Acne cystic patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

7,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 4 people (0.05%) have Acne Cystic


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Acne cystic?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Acne Cystic *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne Cystic when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Acne Cystic when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 50 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 50 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Acne Cystic when taking Cephalexin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Acne Cystic **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne Cystic (3 people)
  • Depression (2 people)
  • Acne (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nortriptyline Hcl (2 people)
  • Nizatidine (2 people)
  • Loratadine (2 people)
  • Esgic (2 people)
  • Alprazolam (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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