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Review: could Cephalexin cause Acne cystic?

Summary: Acne cystic could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Nordette-21, and have Depression.

We study 7,219 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 (latest outcomes from 8,027 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection, urinary tract infection. Commonly reported side effects of Cephalexin include pain exacerbated, pain, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, nausea.

Acne cystic

Acne cystic (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 3,185 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 4 people (0.06%) have Acne Cystic. They amount to 0.13% of all the 3,180 people who have Acne Cystic on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne cystic in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Acne cystic * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne cystic0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Acne cystic75.00%25.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne cystic0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne cystic when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne cystic0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne cystic ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne cystic0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Acne (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Acne cystic (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nordette-21 (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Nizatidine (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Esgic (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Dicyclomine hydrochloride (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Loratadine (2 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I was prescribed Cephalexin , 500 mg, to take for 7 days 3 times per day. On day 5 noticed swelling in the right feet, ankles were swollen a little .
    Finished dose in 7 days, 3 days later - big swelling in both feet and in both ankles .More in feet

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I had a sinus cyst removed and put on cephalexin. I started having stomach cramps and pain after a few days. and also bowels did not move. I have been frequently slightly dizzy and for a couple days have had some problems with concentration. I am also a bit shaky in the morning after eating breakfast.

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