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Review: could Cephalexin cause Urinary tract infection?

Summary: Urinary tract infection could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic.

We study 7,295 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 448 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract 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.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 450,112 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 482 people (6.68%) have Urinary Tract Infection. They amount to 0.11% of all the 446,751 people who have Urinary Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection72.22%22.22%0.00%5.56%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Urinary tract infection73.17%26.83%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.00%0.43%2.17%4.56%8.68%16.92%25.16%42.08%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary tract infection0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary tract infection0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer metastatic (37 people, 7.68%)
  2. Breast cancer (36 people, 7.47%)
  3. Metastases to bone (36 people, 7.47%)
  4. Pain (35 people, 7.26%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (34 people, 7.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (174 people, 36.10%)
  2. Ambien (163 people, 33.82%)
  3. Levaquin (127 people, 26.35%)
  4. Fluconazole (122 people, 25.31%)
  5. Dexamethasone (118 people, 24.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Cephalexin (cephalexin) is often used for infection. Find out below the conditions Cephalexin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • emelita on Mar, 24, 2011:

    Yesterday I ask my pharmacy to print me a copy of all the medicine i have taken and he is kind enough to print me from 2005 to present 2011. I have seen that I have been on lisinopryl since or maybe as early as 2005 to 2009. On 2008 I have been diagnose with Uterus cancer so i have an extensive Hysterectomy. By the way all symptoms that I have at the time I am taking lisinopryl is the pain on my hips which I cannot walk much and sit much and stand much. I have always infections which wont go away. after the hysterectomy, the hips pains go away and the infections go away too. After that I change Doctor and he gave me a different HB pills. Now one week ago I started feeling the pain again after the Doctor change my medication So I started digging on what mediation I am taking that resulted of me having a cancer on the uterus and this lisinopryl is the culprit. lisinopryl. at that time I am also taking Atenolol 100 mg.

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    amanda biggs on Aug, 31, 2012:

    i have breast cancer and i was not feel well so went to doctor and they put me no penicillin vk are they shue it all right to take them

    Reply

    Emm on Apr, 9, 2013:

    It is highly unlikely that Lisinopril caused your cancer. You say you also take Atenolol. Both of these medications affect potassium levels in the blood. Altered potassium can cause muscle pain and cramping. The cancer also causes pain. If you are in remission make an appt ASAP. I pray for your recovery. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a mostly raw diet, and do all you can to stay well. Good luck.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • in 1993, diagnosis of mild auto-immune hepatits which after menopause in about 2004, worsened with limited response to treatment. In 2009, liver transplant required and received. Post transplant, tripe immuno suppresssion therapy required, which has side effects particularly prednisone which has triggered diabetes, avascular necrosis, urinary tract infection, cholesterol, easy bruising, fragile skin, malakoplaquia weak muscles and osteopoenia. Maybe fatigue too.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Here's a what I take of Focalin XR 30mg and Methylin 10mg(with docs. permission cut in half, so I'm really taking 5mg around 340 and 5mg around)

    Focalin: first few hours: dislike it, hyperactive, worse spaceyness and really forgetful. eaily irritated/distracted
    hour 5 or 6: love it all bad effects gone, focused, motivated, but a tiny bit spacy and forgetful still. Plus still a bit irritable
    Soon after starting methylin I got a UTI, focalin seems to make the uhh..urgency worse..(but it might not be, just what i think)

    Maybe later I'll write more about everything else(kinda tired now..)

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