Review: could Cephalexin cause Paronychia?


Paronychia is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone . We study 8,037 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Paronychia. Find out below who they are, when they have Paronychia and more.

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Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,123 users)


Paronychia (infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe) has been reported by people with colon cancer, preventive health care, rheumatoid arthritis, lung adenocarcinoma, breast cancer (latest reports from 2,062 Paronychia patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

8,037 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 34 people (0.42%) have Paronychia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Paronychia?

Gender of people who have Paronychia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 35.29 %
  • male: 64.71 %

Age of people who have Paronychia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 29.41 %
  • 20-29: 23.53 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 11.76 %
  • 60+: 35.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (14 people, 41.18%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (9 people, 26.47%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (7 people, 20.59%)
  • Acne (2 people, 5.88%)
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis (1 person, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (27 people, 79.41%)
  • Metronidazole (23 people, 67.65%)
  • Lorazepam (22 people, 64.71%)
  • Vytorin (19 people, 55.88%)
  • Lipitor (19 people, 55.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (27 people, 79.41%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (27 people, 79.41%)
  • Arthralgia (24 people, 70.59%)
  • Ingrowing Nail (21 people, 61.76%)
  • Anxiety (20 people, 58.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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