Does Cephalexin Cause Increased Sensitivity to Sun Exposure?
Question posted by dottie bleu on 11 July 2010
Last updated on 10 May 2022 by ivymasters
I am taking Cephalexin 500 mg., and I just experienced sun sensitivity right through my clothing. I was cold in my office and stepped out to warm up in the sun. When I went to the bathroom, right after, I noticed that everywhere the heat of the sun had hit me was beet red. I was only standing in the sun for 9 minutes. I was wearing thicker non-stretch dark jeans, and the sun even penetrated them. I have only taken this for one full day.
Cephalexin does not have increased sensitivity to the sun as a listed side effect, unlike some antibiotics .
You will not need to take extra precautions to avoid sunburn during sun exposure although it is always important to follow everyday sun safe techniques to reduce sun damage to your skin.
For more information on side effects:
- Cephalexin uses and safety info
- Cephalexin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Cephalexin (detailed)
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