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Review: could Keflex cause Mouth ulceration (Mouth ulcers)?

Summary: Mouth ulceration is found among people who take Keflex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 5,489 people who have side effects while taking Keflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 157 have Mouth ulceration. Find out below who they are, when they have Mouth ulceration and more.

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Keflex

Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 5,991 Keflex users)

Mouth ulceration

Mouth ulceration (mouth ulcers) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, pain, breast cancer. (latest reports from 9,977 Mouth ulceration patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 5,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 157 people (2.86%) have Mouth Ulceration.

Trend of Mouth ulceration in Keflex reports

Time on Keflex when people have Mouth ulceration * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mouth ulceration100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mouth ulceration when taking Keflex * :

FemaleMale
Mouth ulceration76.43%23.57%

Age of people who have Mouth ulceration when taking Keflex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mouth ulceration0.00%0.71%1.43%5.00%2.86%11.43%60.00%18.57%

Severity of Mouth ulceration when taking Keflex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mouth ulceration0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Mouth ulceration ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mouth ulceration0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (43 people, 27.39%)
  2. Osteoporosis (31 people, 19.75%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (24 people, 15.29%)
  4. Breast cancer (21 people, 13.38%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 10.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (109 people, 69.43%)
  2. Aredia (101 people, 64.33%)
  3. Protonix (78 people, 49.68%)
  4. Nexium (77 people, 49.04%)
  5. Clindamycin (73 people, 46.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
  • Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
    She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
    Should we start her back on cephalexin?
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    24 hr. after last rituxan tx. developed horrible mouth uclers - mouth skin looked liked hanging chads in the mouth. 8 l/2 months later everything 17 specialists can think of have not worked...Any suggestions. Help this is awful
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    I"ve had a sore throat for 8 days, I'm taking cephalexin for an ear infection. My question is "can I take Nyquil for my throat when I' on cephalexin?"
  • Mucous in stools rolling std jab
    Hi there, I was recently diagnosed with Balanitis, a small white ulcer has appeared on my foreskin caused by the trauma of the condition.

    I went to the ER for the problem, worrying that it maybe and std, the nurse and doctor there told me to keep the ulcer clean and to keep strong soaps away from it, but to be safe they gave me the std shot along with 4 tablets to take. The next morning and ever since, I have been experiencing bad nausea and what started with comstipation, has now turned into dhiarea, when I pass a stool which has some sort of solidity to it, it is coated in mucous. Alongside this. Every time I have food sitting in my stomach, I feel very sick to the stomach.


    Just wondering if this is a side effect of the drug, or if I have some kind of candida which is reacting with the drugs?? I had the jab on Wednesday and felt Ill first thing in the morning the next day. This is the third day of the illness, but seems less extreme throughout the day.

    Sorry for the graphic nature of this post, just wondering if anyone had any answers before I spent another small fortune at the doctors!

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