Will you have Cataract when taking Keflex and Zometa - from FDA reports


Cataract is found among people who take Keflex and Zometa, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drugs for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Nexium, and have Osteoporosis. This review analyzes which people have Cataract with Keflex and Zometa. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 752 people who have side effects when taking Keflex and Zometa from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on cephalexin and zoledronic acid (the active ingredients of Keflex and Zometa, respectively), and Keflex and Zometa (the brand names). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Cataract are also considered in the study.

What is Keflex?

Keflex has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Keflex 10,824 users)

What is Zometa?

Zometa has active ingredients of zoledronic acid. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Zometa 58,706 users)

What is cataract?

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes (latest reports from 37,101 Cataract patients).

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Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 25, 2019

752 people reported to have side effects when taking Keflex and Zometa. Among them, 78 people (10.37%) have Cataract

Number of reports submitted per year:

Trend of 'Cataract in Keflex and Zometa'

Time on the drugs when people have cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 61.54 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 26.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.54 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have cataract when taking the drugs *:

  • female: 35.06 %
  • male: 64.94 %

Age of people who have cataract when taking th drugs *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.08 %
  • 30-39: 1.54 %
  • 40-49: 1.54 %
  • 50-59: 4.62 %
  • 60+: 89.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 16 people, 20.51%
  • Toothaches (tooth pain): 13 people, 16.67%
  • Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 11 people, 14.10%
  • Trismus (reduced opening of the jaws): 9 people, 11.54%
  • Depression: 7 people, 8.97%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium: 50 people, 64.10%
  • Lisinopril: 44 people, 56.41%
  • Vicodin: 41 people, 52.56%
  • Protonix: 34 people, 43.59%
  • Lasix: 32 people, 41.03%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety: 71 people, 91.03%
  • Pain: 70 people, 89.74%
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 66 people, 84.62%
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 60 people, 76.92%
  • Back Pain: 55 people, 70.51%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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