Cephalexin and Paronychia - from FDA reports


Paronychia is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone. This review analyzes which people have Paronychia with Cephalexin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,031 people who have side effects when taking Cephalexin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 22, 2017

11,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 35 people (0.32%) have Paronychia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Paronychia?

Gender of people who have Paronychia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 37.14 %
  • male: 62.86 %

Age of people who have Paronychia when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 27.78 %
  • 20-29: 27.78 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (14 people, 40.00%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (10 people, 28.57%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (7 people, 20.00%)
  • Acne (2 people, 5.71%)
  • Partial Seizures (1 person, 2.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (27 people, 77.14%)
  • Metronidazole (23 people, 65.71%)
  • Lorazepam (22 people, 62.86%)
  • Vytorin (19 people, 54.29%)
  • Lipitor (19 people, 54.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (27 people, 77.14%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (27 people, 77.14%)
  • Joint Pain (24 people, 68.57%)
  • Ingrowing Nail (21 people, 60.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (20 people, 57.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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