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Review: could Cephalexin cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar 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.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 140,999 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 80 people (1.11%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.06% of all the 141,218 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
High blood sugar50.63%49.37%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%1.43%2.86%2.86%0.00%34.29%21.43%37.14%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (18 people, 22.50%)
  2. Hypercalcaemia (11 people, 13.75%)
  3. Pain (11 people, 13.75%)
  4. Blood pressure management (11 people, 13.75%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (36 people, 45.00%)
  2. Ambien (32 people, 40.00%)
  3. Aredia (30 people, 37.50%)
  4. Furosemide (26 people, 32.50%)
  5. Lasix (26 people, 32.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Cephalexin (cephalexin) is often used for infection. Find out below the conditions Cephalexin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Is high blood sugar caused by the infection or the drug. Still being treated B.S. range 300 to 458. Doubling up on Humalog and lantus

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