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 Metastases to bone . We study 7,896 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

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,883 users)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, acute kidney failure, drug ineffective, pancytopenia (latest reports from 109,642 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

7,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 277 people (3.51%) 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 if Thrombocytopenia when taking Cephalexin **:

  • 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 conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (27 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (19 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (13 people)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people)
  • Prophylaxis (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (137 people)
  • Lorazepam (98 people)
  • Prednisone (91 people)
  • Dexamethasone (89 people)
  • Ambien (87 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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