Who have Thrombocytopenia with Cephalexin?


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 Metastases to bone . We study 8,038 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 277 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,127 users)


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 135,156 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Nov, 16, 2016

8,038 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 277 people (3.45%) 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: 62.68 %
  • male: 37.32 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.28 %
  • 10-19: 0.85 %
  • 20-29: 4.27 %
  • 30-39: 4.7 %
  • 40-49: 12.39 %
  • 50-59: 31.62 %
  • 60+: 44.87 %

Severity of Thrombocytopenia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Thrombocytopenia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (137 people, 49.46%)
  • Lorazepam (98 people, 35.38%)
  • Prednisone (91 people, 32.85%)
  • Dexamethasone (89 people, 32.13%)
  • Aredia (87 people, 31.41%)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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