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Review: could Cephalexin cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Summary: Photosensitivity reaction 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 Neurontin, and have Hepatitis c. We study 7,336 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 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 8,078 Cephalexin users)

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 6,477 Photosensitivity reaction patients)

On Apr, 26, 2015: 7,336 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 34 people (0.46%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.

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 reaction63.64%36.36%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%3.85%7.69%0.00%38.46%38.46%11.54%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hepatitis c (7 people, 20.59%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (6 people, 17.65%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 14.71%)
  4. Infection (5 people, 14.71%)
  5. Pain (5 people, 14.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (16 people, 47.06%)
  2. Nortriptyline hcl (16 people, 47.06%)
  3. Prednisone (14 people, 41.18%)
  4. Valtrex (10 people, 29.41%)
  5. Prevacid (10 people, 29.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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