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Review: could Cephalexin cause Thrombocytopenia?





Summary: Thrombocytopenia 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 Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic.

We study 7,322 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 181 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Cephalexin and have Thrombocytopenia >>>

Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,061 users)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, pain.(latest reports from Thrombocytopenia 57,565 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 7,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 181 people (2.47%) have Thrombocytopenia.

Trend of Thrombocytopenia in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Thrombocytopenia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Thrombocytopenia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Thrombocytopenia74.32%25.68%

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thrombocytopenia0.00%2.01%0.67%6.71%1.34%16.78%22.82%49.66%

Severity of Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Thrombocytopenia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Thrombocytopenia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Thrombocytopenia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer metastatic (17 people, 9.39%)
  2. Breast cancer (10 people, 5.52%)
  3. Prophylaxis (9 people, 4.97%)
  4. Metastases to bone (8 people, 4.42%)
  5. Respiratory tract infection (7 people, 3.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (101 people, 55.80%)
  2. Lorazepam (78 people, 43.09%)
  3. Ambien (75 people, 41.44%)
  4. Lasix (65 people, 35.91%)
  5. Nexium (64 people, 35.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can i take nyquil if i'm on cephalexin
    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Sore Throat, and takes Cephalexin)
    I"ve had a sore throat for 8 days, I'm taking cephalexin for an ear infection. My question is "can I take Nyquil for my throat when I' on cephalexin?"
  • Mucous in stools rolling std jab
    (Asked by a 22 year old man who has Diarrhoea Infectious, Nausea, Mucous In Stool, and takes Cephalexin)
    Hi there, I was recently diagnosed with Balanitis, a small white ulcer has appeared on my foreskin caused by the trauma of the condition. I went to the ER for the problem, worrying that it maybe and std, the nurse and doctor there told me to keep the ulcer clean and to keep strong soaps away fro ...
  • Can i take pepcid complete with keflex
    (Asked by a 69 year old woman who has Upset Stomach, and takes Keflex)
    Keflex is giving me an upset stomach. Can I take pepcid complete to help or is it contradicted with Keflex?
  • Has anyone else acquired ecthyma as they were getting over henoch schonlein purpura?
    (Asked by a 12 year old girl who has Henoch-schonlein Purpura, Ecthyma, and takes Cephalexin, Bactrim, Gabapentin, Clindamycin Hydrochloride, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Prednisone)
    My 11 year old daughter came down with Henoch Schonlein Purpura in September of 2013, following a sore throat. We thought maybe the throat is what caused the purpura, but she also had a black type of wound on her knee that could have very well been a spider bite, so we are not sure which of the two ...
  • How often does thromboyctopenia occur?
    (Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Thrombocytopenia, and takes Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Omeprazole; Sodium Bicarbonate, Flomax, Lisinopril, Coumadin, Metoprolol Tartrate, Colace)
    73 year old patient with thrombocytopenia of unknown origin. He has failed Rituxin treatments and initial therapy with steroids has actually caused his platelets to lower. Requesting to see if his current medications may be the culprit.

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