Review: could Cephalexin cause Tooth Infection?


Tooth infection is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 7,896 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have Tooth infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Tooth infection and more.

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

Tooth Infection

Tooth infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, abdominal pain upper, itching, diarrhea (latest reports from 12,647 Tooth infection patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

7,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 229 people (2.9%) have Tooth Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Tooth infection?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Tooth Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 53.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tooth Infection when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 73.61 %
  • male: 26.39 %

Age of people who have Tooth Infection when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.05 %
  • 30-39: 0.51 %
  • 40-49: 26.15 %
  • 50-59: 45.64 %
  • 60+: 25.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (54 people)
  • Breast Cancer (51 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia (43 people)
  • Hypertension (26 people)
  • Pain (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (176 people)
  • Dexamethasone (126 people)
  • Levaquin (123 people)
  • Ambien (113 people)
  • Celebrex (108 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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