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Review: could Cephalexin cause Photosensitivity reaction?

We study 7,314 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 8,052 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,921 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 7,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 33 people (0.45%) 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 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 just wanted to know if ABX therapy with these drugs for 2 months at least could cause this issue I was wondering about BOTH clindamycin and keflex

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • 500 mg twice a day for 30 days.

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