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Review: could Cephalexin cause Thrombocytopenia?

Summary: Thrombocytopenia could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic.

We study 7,219 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.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,027 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) (latest reports from 330,410 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, pain.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 7,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 181 people (2.51%) have Thrombocytopenia. They amount to 0.05% of all the 330,036 people who have Thrombocytopenia on eHealthMe.

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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