Cephalexin and Photosensitivity reaction - from FDA reports


Summary

Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Hepatitis c . We study 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 33 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,134 users)

Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 7,616 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Feb, 11, 2017

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 33 people (0.33%) have Photosensitivity Reaction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Photosensitivity Reaction *:

  • < 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 Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 65.62 %
  • male: 34.38 %

Age of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.85 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 30.77 %
  • 50-59: 42.31 %
  • 60+: 23.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hepatitis C (8 people, 24.24%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (6 people, 18.18%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (5 people, 15.15%)
  • Infection (5 people, 15.15%)
  • Birth Control (5 people, 15.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (16 people, 48.48%)
  • Prednisone (14 people, 42.42%)
  • Celebrex (12 people, 36.36%)
  • Zyrtec (10 people, 30.30%)
  • Prilosec (10 people, 30.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (14 people, 42.42%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 42.42%)
  • Speech Impairment (adult) (14 people, 42.42%)
  • Indigestion (12 people, 36.36%)
  • Hypoaesthesia (12 people, 36.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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