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Review: could Cephalexin cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Summary: Photosensitivity reaction could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Hepatitis c.

We study 7,219 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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On Apr, 12, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 33 people (0.46%) have Photosensitivity Reaction. They amount to 0.12% of all the 27,446 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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