Review: could Penicillin cause Red Face?


Summary

Red face is found among people who take Penicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lomotil, and have Anaemia . We study 5,125 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.

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Penicillin

Penicillin has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Penicillin 5,605 users)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with rashes, itching, paraesthesia, heart palpitations, dizziness (latest reports from 42,295 Red face patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

5,125 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin.
Among them, 14 people (0.27%) have Red Face


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Penicillin cause Red face?

Time on Penicillin when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Red Face when taking Penicillin *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Red Face when taking Penicillin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 18.18 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 54.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Ulcer (3 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (3 people)
  • Excoriation (3 people)
  • Diarrhoea (3 people)
  • Anaemia (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lomotil (6 people)
  • Albuterol (4 people)
  • Zosyn (3 people)
  • Influenza Vaccine (3 people)
  • Cimetidine (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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