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Review: could Cephalexin cause Gout?

We study 7,314 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 (latest outcomes from 8,049 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 57,652 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 7,309 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 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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