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Review: could Cephalexin cause Kidney infection?

We study 7,309 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Kidney infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney infection 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.

Kidney infection

Kidney infection (latest reports from 28,583 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Sep, 20, 2014: 7,309 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 23 people (0.31%) have Kidney Infection.

Trend of Kidney infection in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Kidney infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney infection0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Kidney infection when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Kidney infection65.38%34.62%

Age of people who have Kidney infection when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney infection0.00%0.00%4.35%0.00%34.78%0.00%56.52%4.35%

Severity of Kidney infection when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 13.04%)
  2. Furuncle (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. Oral herpes (2 people, 8.70%)
  4. Cystitis (2 people, 8.70%)
  5. Sleep disorder therapy (2 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amoxicillin (10 people, 43.48%)
  2. Radiation therapy (7 people, 30.43%)
  3. Aredia (7 people, 30.43%)
  4. Femara (7 people, 30.43%)
  5. Ultram (7 people, 30.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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