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Review: could Cephalexin cause Gout?

Summary: Gout is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Allopurinol, and have Paget's disease.

We study 7,324 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,063 Cephalexin users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes. (latest reports from 13,649 Gout patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 7,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 32 people (0.44%) have Gout.

Trend of Gout in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Gout * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gout25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Gout40.62%59.38%

Age of people who have Gout when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gout0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.00%4.00%20.00%72.00%

Severity of Gout when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gout0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Gout ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteitis deformans (6 people, 18.75%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 15.62%)
  3. Psoriasis (4 people, 12.50%)
  4. Glaucoma (4 people, 12.50%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Allopurinol (24 people, 75.00%)
  2. Protonix (16 people, 50.00%)
  3. Digoxin (15 people, 46.88%)
  4. Aspirin (15 people, 46.88%)
  5. Prilosec (12 people, 37.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was on cephalexin for 1 month and now after stopping i realize my loss of appetite is due to the drug. can i expect my appetite to resume and is there anything i can do to bring it back and gain
    Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
  • Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
    She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
    Should we start her back on cephalexin?
  • Can lisinopril cause gout ?
    I also take omeprozole for acid reflux, and Atenenol for BP ...can any of these meds. keep the gout from going away ,I have flare ups often ...I also have arthritis in my feet ..Thank You
  • Can i take nyquil if i'm on cephalexin
    I"ve had a sore throat for 8 days, I'm taking cephalexin for an ear infection. My question is "can I take Nyquil for my throat when I' on cephalexin?"
  • Mucous in stools rolling std jab
    Hi there, I was recently diagnosed with Balanitis, a small white ulcer has appeared on my foreskin caused by the trauma of the condition.

    I went to the ER for the problem, worrying that it maybe and std, the nurse and doctor there told me to keep the ulcer clean and to keep strong soaps away from it, but to be safe they gave me the std shot along with 4 tablets to take. The next morning and ever since, I have been experiencing bad nausea and what started with comstipation, has now turned into dhiarea, when I pass a stool which has some sort of solidity to it, it is coated in mucous. Alongside this. Every time I have food sitting in my stomach, I feel very sick to the stomach.


    Just wondering if this is a side effect of the drug, or if I have some kind of candida which is reacting with the drugs?? I had the jab on Wednesday and felt Ill first thing in the morning the next day. This is the third day of the illness, but seems less extreme throughout the day.

    Sorry for the graphic nature of this post, just wondering if anyone had any answers before I spent another small fortune at the doctors!

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    I have just been prescribed 100mg Allopurinol.
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    I am in my second day of taking these tablets.
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    I have never in all my years have ever had such a pain.
    I know the only change that has happened around me is taking these tablets.
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Comments from related studies:

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  • I am between a rock and a hard place. My gout is aggravated by my hypertension meds and my hypertension is elevated by gout meds.

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