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Review: could Cephalexin cause Metallic taste?

We study 7,308 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 97 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,045 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 160,103 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 7,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 97 people (1.33%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.06% of all the 160,020 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Metallic taste in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Metallic taste * :

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Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Metallic taste77.32%22.68%

Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%1.08%1.08%5.38%44.09%10.75%37.63%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (16 people, 16.49%)
  2. Prophylaxis (16 people, 16.49%)
  3. Anxiety (12 people, 12.37%)
  4. Constipation (11 people, 11.34%)
  5. Eczema (11 people, 11.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zithromax (66 people, 68.04%)
  2. Zometa (55 people, 56.70%)
  3. Prilosec (42 people, 43.30%)
  4. Aspirin (42 people, 43.30%)
  5. Percocet (39 people, 40.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

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    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    I am a young 66 years old who had ADD, however under control w/20M of Adderyl. I went to doctor for toe infection who administered Cephalexin 250mg 4 times daily. First day, felt spacy like I was out of body or something. I had a hard time concentrating or remembering as I went to store and left something cooking on my stove. Never do I do that. I had increased sleeplessness and my joints hurt. I had 5 days of diaheria, extreme thirst with legergy. I am a firm believer that antibiotics are toxic...make me sicker.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • The taste is so bad that it can turn my stomach. I have been told to stay
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