Could Cephalexin cause Thrombocytopenia - from FDA reports


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 Multiple myeloma . We study 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 319 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,129 users)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 135,167 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Jan, 17, 2017

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 319 people (3.2%) have Thrombocytopenia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Thrombocytopenia?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 61.08 %
  • male: 38.92 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.76 %
  • 20-29: 4.17 %
  • 30-39: 4.17 %
  • 40-49: 11.36 %
  • 50-59: 31.82 %
  • 60+: 46.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (30 people, 9.40%)
  • Metastases To Bone (28 people, 8.78%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (20 people, 6.27%)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people, 4.08%)
  • Preventive Health Care (12 people, 3.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (143 people, 44.83%)
  • Lorazepam (98 people, 30.72%)
  • Prednisone (91 people, 28.53%)
  • Dexamethasone (90 people, 28.21%)
  • Aredia (89 people, 27.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (168 people, 52.66%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (135 people, 42.32%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (123 people, 38.56%)
  • Anaemia (121 people, 37.93%)
  • Joint Pain (94 people, 29.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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