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Review: could Keflex cause Mouth ulceration?

Summary: Mouth ulceration could be caused by Keflex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 5,469 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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On Apr, 7, 2014: 5,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex. Among them, 157 people (2.89%) have Mouth Ulceration. They amount to 0.22% of all the 70,209 people who have Mouth Ulceration on eHealthMe.

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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