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Review: could Penicillin cause Eczema?

Summary: Eczema could be caused by Penicillin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take Penicillin v potassium, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 1,409 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Eczema. Find out below who they are, when they have Eczema and more.

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Penicillin

Penicillin (latest outcomes from 1,783 users) has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection.

Eczema

Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters) (latest reports from 50,606 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, asthma.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 1,376 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin. Among them, 17 people (1.24%) have Eczema. They amount to 0.03% of all the 50,880 people who have Eczema on eHealthMe.

Trend of Eczema in Penicillin reports

Time on Penicillin when people have Eczema * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Eczema when taking Penicillin * :

FemaleMale
Eczema100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Eczema when taking Penicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Eczema0.00%5.88%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.76%82.35%0.00%

Severity of Eczema when taking Penicillin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Eczema ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 82.35%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (14 people, 82.35%)
  3. Hypertension (14 people, 82.35%)
  4. Fatigue (14 people, 82.35%)
  5. Prophylaxis (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Penicillin v potassium (15 people, 88.24%)
  2. Toprol-xl (14 people, 82.35%)
  3. Cytomel (14 people, 82.35%)
  4. Triamcinolone (14 people, 82.35%)
  5. Metronidazole (14 people, 82.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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