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Review: could Cephalexin cause Photosensitivity reaction?

We study 7,307 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. 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 (latest outcomes from 8,045 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,795 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 7,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 33 people (0.45%) have Photosensitivity Reaction. They amount to 0.12% of all the 27,786 people who have Photosensitivity Reaction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Photosensitivity reaction100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction62.50%37.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%4.00%8.00%0.00%36.00%40.00%12.00%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hepatitis c (7 people, 21.21%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (6 people, 18.18%)
  3. Pain (5 people, 15.15%)
  4. Infection (5 people, 15.15%)
  5. Pregnancy (5 people, 15.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (16 people, 48.48%)
  2. Nortriptyline hcl (16 people, 48.48%)
  3. Prednisone (14 people, 42.42%)
  4. Valtrex (10 people, 30.30%)
  5. Prevacid (10 people, 30.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have had to use a foley indwelling catheter for nearly 35 years and NEVER have I had a problem with it spontaneously leaking around it practically overnight. One day I was fine like all the days and weeks and years prior... then the next day I began to leak around the catheter and it has continued for over a week now. Yes, there can be problems with indwelling catheters but this is far from normal for me and the ONLY thing that has changed in my life is beginning to take the antibiotic Keflex for a potential UTI. It was shortly after this that my symptoms began and have continued. I can't get in to see my urologist for over a month but, on the phone, he completely dismisses the possibility of Keflex and my problem being related. I simply can't throw out the possibility because I do not believe in coincidences and it is just too bizarre (for me).

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Am on Keflex, and may need to take an Adderall today. Is there any negative interaction between the two?

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    Sandy7 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    My review should have read have ADD/ADHD instead of had ADD. In summation mixing the two meds is not good for me.

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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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