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 7,040 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 219 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 7,897 users)

Tooth Infection

Tooth infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, itching, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 10,351 Tooth infection patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

7,040 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 219 people (3.11%) have Tooth Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Tooth infection?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Tooth Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.15 %
  • 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: 75.36 %
  • male: 24.64 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.11 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.26 %
  • 50-59: 46.84 %
  • 60+: 25.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (54 people)
  • Breast Cancer (49 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia (42 people)
  • Hypertension (25 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (22 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (163 people)
  • Dexamethasone (119 people)
  • Levaquin (115 people)
  • Ambien (110 people)
  • Celebrex (102 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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