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Review: could Cephalexin cause Kidney stones?

Summary: Kidney stones could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 112 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 112 people (1.55%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.11% of all the 105,251 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney stones in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Kidney stones44.83%55.17%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%9.28%20.62%14.43%22.68%17.53%15.46%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (23 people, 20.54%)
  2. Contraception (23 people, 20.54%)
  3. Metastases to bone (17 people, 15.18%)
  4. Acne (15 people, 13.39%)
  5. Anxiety (13 people, 11.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (38 people, 33.93%)
  2. Celebrex (32 people, 28.57%)
  3. Dexamethasone (29 people, 25.89%)
  4. Lexapro (29 people, 25.89%)
  5. Lipitor (27 people, 24.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • emelita on Mar, 24, 2011:

    Yesterday I ask my pharmacy to print me a copy of all the medicine i have taken and he is kind enough to print me from 2005 to present 2011. I have seen that I have been on lisinopryl since or maybe as early as 2005 to 2009. On 2008 I have been diagnose with Uterus cancer so i have an extensive Hysterectomy. By the way all symptoms that I have at the time I am taking lisinopryl is the pain on my hips which I cannot walk much and sit much and stand much. I have always infections which wont go away. after the hysterectomy, the hips pains go away and the infections go away too. After that I change Doctor and he gave me a different HB pills. Now one week ago I started feeling the pain again after the Doctor change my medication So I started digging on what mediation I am taking that resulted of me having a cancer on the uterus and this lisinopryl is the culprit. lisinopryl. at that time I am also taking Atenolol 100 mg.

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    amanda biggs on Aug, 31, 2012:

    i have breast cancer and i was not feel well so went to doctor and they put me no penicillin vk are they shue it all right to take them

    Reply

    Emm on Apr, 9, 2013:

    It is highly unlikely that Lisinopril caused your cancer. You say you also take Atenolol. Both of these medications affect potassium levels in the blood. Altered potassium can cause muscle pain and cramping. The cancer also causes pain. If you are in remission make an appt ASAP. I pray for your recovery. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a mostly raw diet, and do all you can to stay well. Good luck.

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