Review: could Cephalexin cause Tooth Infection?


Summary

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 8,037 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 have Tooth infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Tooth infection and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 10,800 users)

Tooth Infection

Tooth infection has been reported by people with rashes, itching, diarrhea, tooth abscess, nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 15,876 Tooth infection patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

8,037 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 230 people (2.86%) 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: 73.27 %
  • male: 26.73 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.04 %
  • 30-39: 0.51 %
  • 40-49: 26.02 %
  • 50-59: 45.41 %
  • 60+: 26.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (54 people, 23.48%)
  • Breast Cancer (51 people, 22.17%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (43 people, 18.70%)
  • Hypertension (26 people, 11.30%)
  • Pain (23 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (177 people, 76.96%)
  • Dexamethasone (127 people, 55.22%)
  • Levaquin (123 people, 53.48%)
  • Ambien (113 people, 49.13%)
  • Celebrex (109 people, 47.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (198 people, 86.09%)
  • Anxiety (179 people, 77.83%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (164 people, 71.30%)
  • Bone Disorder (148 people, 64.35%)
  • Anaemia (126 people, 54.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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