Review: could Cephalexin cause Muscle Pain?


Summary

Muscle pain is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Eczema . We study 7,259 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 205 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 7,941 users)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 71,827 Muscle pain patients).

On Jul, 26, 2016

7,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 205 people (2.82%) have Muscle Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Muscle pain?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Muscle Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Muscle Pain when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 67.82 %
  • male: 32.18 %

Age of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.57 %
  • 10-19: 2.84 %
  • 20-29: 15.91 %
  • 30-39: 11.93 %
  • 40-49: 30.11 %
  • 50-59: 19.89 %
  • 60+: 18.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Eczema (33 people)
  • Pain (13 people)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people)
  • Hepatitis C (10 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (52 people)
  • Percocet (51 people)
  • Neurontin (39 people)
  • Ambien (38 people)
  • Ibuprofen (37 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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