Review: could Cephalexin cause Muscle Pain?


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 7,561 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 210 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,232 users)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, high blood pressure, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 79,615 Muscle pain patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

7,561 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 210 people (2.78%) 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: 67.15 %
  • male: 32.85 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.79 %
  • 20-29: 16.2 %
  • 30-39: 11.73 %
  • 40-49: 30.17 %
  • 50-59: 19.55 %
  • 60+: 19.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Eczema (34 people)
  • Pain (15 people)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (10 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Percocet (54 people)
  • Ativan (54 people)
  • Neurontin (41 people)
  • Ambien (41 people)
  • Neulasta (38 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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