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Amoxicillin and Cephalexin

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% of total side effects reported by users. DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS. Data Source: openfda.gov.
Side EffectAmoxicillinCephalexin
PAIN2.7% 3.6%
DIARRHOEA3.1% 2.1%
NAUSEA2.7% 2.7%
DYSPNOEA2.7% 2.3%
ANXIETY1.9% 2.7%
DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY2.7% 1.2%
RASH2.5% 1.6%
VOMITING2.4% 1.9%
FATIGUE2% 2.2%
PYREXIA2.2% 1.4%
INJURY1.4% 2.1%
DIZZINESS2% 2%
PRURITUS2% 1.1%
DEPRESSION1.3% 1.9%
HEADACHE1.8% 1.7%
MALAISE1.8% 0.9%
ASTHENIA1.5% 1.6%
ARTHRALGIA1.2% 1.6%
PAIN IN EXTREMITY1% 1.6%
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS0.8% 1.6%
CHEST PAIN1.2% 1.5%
DRUG INEFFECTIVE1.5% 1.1%
PNEUMONIA1.5% 1.1%
FALL1% 1.5%
HYPERTENSION1% 1.5%
ABDOMINAL PAIN1.4% 1.3%
BACK PAIN1.1% 1.4%
URTICARIA1.4% 0.6%
DRUG INTERACTION1.4% 0.6%
PULMONARY EMBOLISM1% 1.3%
OEDEMA PERIPHERAL1% 1.3%
ANAEMIA1.1% 1.2%
COUGH1.2% 1%
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS0.9% 1.2%
ERYTHEMA1.2% 0.8%
URINARY TRACT INFECTION0.8% 1.2%
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE1.2% 0.7%
HYPERSENSITIVITY1.2% 0%
ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER1.1% 0.9%
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION0.6% 1.1%
INSOMNIA1% 1%
WEIGHT DECREASED1% 1%
HYPOTENSION1% 0.9%
CONSTIPATION0.7% 1%
HYPOAESTHESIA0.7% 1%
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT0.6% 1%
ECONOMIC PROBLEM0% 1%
CONFUSIONAL STATE0.9% 0.9%
DEHYDRATION0.8% 0.9%
SINUSITIS0.9% 0.7%
CARDIAC FAILURE CONGESTIVE0.6% 0.9%
PARAESTHESIA0.8% 0.8%
DECREASED APPETITE0.8% 0.7%
TREMOR0.8% 0.7%
BRONCHITIS0.6% 0.8%
GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE0.6% 0.8%
CHOLELITHIASIS0.6% 0.8%
RENAL FAILURE0.6% 0.8%
OSTEOARTHRITIS0% 0.8%
CELLULITIS0% 0.8%
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION0.7% 0.7%
MUSCLE SPASMS0.6% 0.7%
SOMNOLENCE0.7% 0.6%
DEATH0.7% 0.6%
MYALGIA0.7% 0.6%
GAIT DISTURBANCE0.6% 0.7%
SEPSIS0.7% 0.5%
CONDITION AGGRAVATED0.7% 0.5%
DIABETES MELLITUS0% 0.7%
CONTUSION0% 0.7%
ANHEDONIA0% 0.7%
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE0% 0.7%
FEELING ABNORMAL0.6% 0.6%
GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION0.6% 0.6%
PALPITATIONS0.6% 0.6%
DYSPEPSIA0.5% 0.6%
CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC0.5% 0.6%
HYPERHIDROSIS0.6% 0.5%
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED0.5% 0.6%
VISION BLURRED0.6% 0.5%
DYSPHAGIA0.5% 0.6%
WEIGHT INCREASED0.5% 0.6%
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL0.5% 0.6%
INFECTION0.5% 0.6%
SYNCOPE0.6% 0.5%
THROMBOCYTOPENIA0.6% 0%
OFF LABEL USE0.6% 0%
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED0.6% 0%
ARTHRITIS0% 0.6%
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE0% 0.6%
ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION0.6% 0%
DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY0.6% 0%
OSTEOPOROSIS0% 0.6%
NEUTROPENIA0.6% 0%
ANGIOEDEMA0.6% 0%
SWELLING FACE0.6% 0%
SWELLING0% 0.6%
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS0.5% 0.5%
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS0.5% 0.5%
CHILLS0.5% 0.5%
OSTEONECROSIS OF JAW0.5% 0.5%
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN0% 0.5%
BONE DISORDER0% 0.5%
ABDOMINAL DISTENSION0% 0.5%
GALLBLADDER DISORDER0% 0.5%
EMOTIONAL DISORDER0% 0.5%
HYPERLIPIDAEMIA0% 0.5%
TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS0% 0.5%
CHEST DISCOMFORT0% 0.5%
UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION0.5% 0%
OROPHARYNGEAL PAIN0.5% 0%
RASH GENERALISED0.5% 0%
TACHYCARDIA0.5% 0%
JAUNDICE0.5% 0%
WHEEZING0.5% 0%
RESPIRATORY FAILURE0.5% 0%
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED0.5% 0%
CONVULSION0.5% 0%
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT0.5% 0%

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