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What effects due sun exposure and cephalexin have?

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suzanne66 26 Jul 2010

Unlike some antibiotics Cephalexin does not sensitize your skin to the sun.
You will not need to take extra precautions to avoid sunburn during sun exposure.

mikeheyt 1 Aug 2017

This information is incorrect. There are case reports of photosensitivity to Cephalexin. Most common in females between 45-60. Quote from patient:
“... I was out in the sun for half the day doing some work outside, and I got horribly burnt and a bad sun rash. So just try to avoid the sun while on this medication... ”

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