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Review: could Cephalexin cause Wound infection?

Summary: Wound infection could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Amoxicillin, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Wound infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Wound 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. Commonly reported side effects of Cephalexin include pain exacerbated, pain, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, nausea.

Wound infection

Wound infection (latest reports from 21,378 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 7,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 46 people (0.64%) have Wound Infection. They amount to 0.22% of all the 21,297 people who have Wound Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Wound infection in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Wound infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Wound infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Wound infection46.94%53.06%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Wound infection0.00%0.00%9.52%14.29%2.38%0.00%21.43%52.38%

Severity of Wound infection when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Wound infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (8 people, 17.39%)
  2. Pain (6 people, 13.04%)
  3. Menstruation irregular (6 people, 13.04%)
  4. Vulvovaginal pruritus (6 people, 13.04%)
  5. Staphylococcal pharyngitis (6 people, 13.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amoxicillin (16 people, 34.78%)
  2. Lipitor (15 people, 32.61%)
  3. Aspirin (15 people, 32.61%)
  4. Aredia (12 people, 26.09%)
  5. Digoxin (12 people, 26.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was prescribed Cephalexin , 500 mg, to take for 7 days 3 times per day. On day 5 noticed swelling in the right feet, ankles were swollen a little .
    Finished dose in 7 days, 3 days later - big swelling in both feet and in both ankles .More in feet

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I had a sinus cyst removed and put on cephalexin. I started having stomach cramps and pain after a few days. and also bowels did not move. I have been frequently slightly dizzy and for a couple days have had some problems with concentration. I am also a bit shaky in the morning after eating breakfast.

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