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Review: could Cephalexin cause Vision blurred?

Summary: Vision blurred 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 Metastases to bone.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 235 have Vision blurred. Find out below who they are, when they have Vision blurred and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 7,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 235 people (3.26%) have Vision Blurred. They amount to 0.08% of all the 305,029 people who have Vision Blurred on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vision blurred in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Vision blurred * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vision blurred80.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vision blurred when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Vision blurred63.41%36.59%

Age of people who have Vision blurred when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vision blurred0.00%0.00%1.32%9.65%7.02%20.18%26.32%35.53%

Severity of Vision blurred when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vision blurred50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vision blurred ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vision blurred100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (42 people, 17.87%)
  2. Pain (29 people, 12.34%)
  3. Breast cancer (27 people, 11.49%)
  4. Acne (19 people, 8.09%)
  5. Prophylaxis (18 people, 7.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (112 people, 47.66%)
  2. Aredia (78 people, 33.19%)
  3. Neurontin (74 people, 31.49%)
  4. Ambien (70 people, 29.79%)
  5. Aspirin (68 people, 28.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • within one after administration blurred vision moderate to severe. Patient had to stop taking to regain normal vision. This side effect not listed or listed as very rare < 1%

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