Cephalexin and Gout - from FDA reports


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 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 39 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 Cephalexin 11,134 users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, gout, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 22,904 Gout patients).

On Feb, 13, 2017

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 39 people (0.39%) have Gout


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Gout?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Gout *:

  • < 1 month: 30 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 70 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 48.72 %
  • male: 51.28 %

Age of people who have Gout when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 3.57 %
  • 50-59: 21.43 %
  • 60+: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Paget's Disease (7 people, 17.95%)
  • Glaucoma (5 people, 12.82%)
  • Depression (5 people, 12.82%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 10.26%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (4 people, 10.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Allopurinol (26 people, 66.67%)
  • Protonix (17 people, 43.59%)
  • Digoxin (16 people, 41.03%)
  • Prilosec (14 people, 35.90%)
  • Aspirin (14 people, 35.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (22 people, 56.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (21 people, 53.85%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (20 people, 51.28%)
  • Joint Pain (20 people, 51.28%)
  • Pain (19 people, 48.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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