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Review: could Cephalexin cause Sunburn?

Summary: Sunburn could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Pristiq, and have Cellulitis.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Sunburn. Find out below who they are, when they have Sunburn and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,027 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection, urinary tract infection. Commonly reported side effects of Cephalexin include pain exacerbated, pain, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, nausea.

Sunburn

Sunburn (latest reports from 6,155 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, acne.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 5 people (0.07%) have Sunburn. They amount to 0.08% of all the 6,139 people who have Sunburn on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sunburn in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Sunburn * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sunburn100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sunburn when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Sunburn100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Sunburn when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sunburn0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%

Severity of Sunburn when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sunburn ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cellulitis (1 people, 20.00%)
  2. Staphylococcal infection (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Pharyngitis streptococcal (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pristiq (1 people, 20.00%)
  2. Lexapro (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Oxycodone hcl and acetaminophen (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Clindamycin (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I was prescribed Cephalexin , 500 mg, to take for 7 days 3 times per day. On day 5 noticed swelling in the right feet, ankles were swollen a little .
    Finished dose in 7 days, 3 days later - big swelling in both feet and in both ankles .More in feet

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I had a sinus cyst removed and put on cephalexin. I started having stomach cramps and pain after a few days. and also bowels did not move. I have been frequently slightly dizzy and for a couple days have had some problems with concentration. I am also a bit shaky in the morning after eating breakfast.

    Reply

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