Review: could Cephalexin cause Tendonitis?


Tendonitis is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain . We study 7,896 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Tendonitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Tendonitis and more.

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Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,676 users)


Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, oedema peripheral, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 10,111 Tendonitis patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

7,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 75 people (0.95%) have Tendonitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Tendonitis?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Tendonitis *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tendonitis when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 82.43 %
  • male: 17.57 %

Age of people who have Tendonitis when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 1.56 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 31.25 %
  • 50-59: 21.88 %
  • 60+: 35.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (22 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (15 people)
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (10 people)
  • Bone Lesion (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lexapro (34 people)
  • Ambien (34 people)
  • Zometa (33 people)
  • Lorazepam (31 people)
  • Cymbalta (29 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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