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Review: could Cephalexin cause Tooth infection?

Summary: Tooth infection could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 228 have Tooth infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Tooth infection and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,027 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Tooth infection

Tooth infection (pus formation in tooth) (latest reports from 102,293 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, metastases to bone, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 228 people (3.16%) have Tooth Infection. They amount to 0.22% of all the 102,163 people who have Tooth Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tooth infection in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Tooth infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tooth infection33.33%40.00%0.00%0.00%26.67%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Tooth infection75.00%25.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tooth infection0.00%0.00%0.00%1.97%0.00%24.63%46.80%26.60%

Severity of Tooth infection when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Tooth infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (58 people, 25.44%)
  2. Breast cancer (49 people, 21.49%)
  3. Hypercalcaemia (42 people, 18.42%)
  4. Pain (30 people, 13.16%)
  5. Hypertension (25 people, 10.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (167 people, 73.25%)
  2. Dexamethasone (122 people, 53.51%)
  3. Levaquin (115 people, 50.44%)
  4. Ambien (114 people, 50.00%)
  5. Celebrex (102 people, 44.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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