A study for a 88-year old woman who takes Coumadin, Cephalexin
Summary: 101 female patients aged 88 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 88 year old female patient who has Atrial Fibrillation, Cellulitis. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 75,111 Coumadin users)
Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,069 Cephalexin users)
What are the conditions
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) can be treated by Warfarin Sodium, Coumadin, Flecainide Acetate, Digoxin, Amiodarone Hydrochloride, Sotalol Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 87,259 Atrial Fibrillation patients)
Cellulitis (infection under the skin) can be treated by Cephalexin, Keflex, Clindamycin Hydrochloride, Bactrim, Cipro. (latest reports from 23,934 Cellulitis patients)
What is the symptom
Confusion has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 36,476 Confusion patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 101 females aged 81 (±5) who take Coumadin, Cephalexin are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Cellulitis
- Coumadin - 2.5MG (warfarin sodium)
- Cephalexin - EQ 500MG BASE (cephalexin)
Drug interactions have: confusion
eHealthMe real world results:
Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:
|Interaction||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Confusion||0 (0.00% of females aged 81 (±5) who take the drugs)|
(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)
|Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Confusion in Atrial Fibrillation||47 (0.63% of females aged 81 (±5) who have Atrial fibrillation)|
|Confusion in Cellulitis||3 (1.75% of females aged 81 (±5) who have Cellulitis)|
(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)
|Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Confusion in Coumadin||87 (1.11% of females aged 81 (±5) who take Coumadin)|
|Confusion in Cephalexin||9 (2.66% of females aged 81 (±5) who take Cephalexin)|
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Coumadin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
|Cephalexin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Diarrhoea||Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)||n/a||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||n/a||Anxiety||Anxiety|
|Vomiting||Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)||Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)||Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)||Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)|
|Liver Function Test Abnormal||Ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)||Mouth Haemorrhage (bleeding from mouth)||Mouth Haemorrhage (bleeding from mouth)||Pain|
|Faeces Pale||Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)||Macular Degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision)||Macular Degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision)||Dizziness|
|Urine Colour Abnormal||Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)||Limb Injury||Limb Injury||Injury|
|Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)||Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis (life-threatening blockages in the arteries of your heart)||Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar bone)||Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar bone)||Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)|
|Cellulitis (infection under the skin)||Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)||Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)||Multiple Injuries|
|Stent Placement||Dermatitis Exfoliative (widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss)||Osteonecrosis (death of bone)||Osteonecrosis (death of bone)||Diarrhoea|
|Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)||Chills (felling of cold)||Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)||Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)||Fall|
|Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)||Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)||Traumatic Brain Injury (brain injury due to trauma)||Traumatic Brain Injury (brain injury due to trauma)||Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Coumadin and have Confusion
- support group for people who take Cephalexin and have Confusion
- support group for people who have Confusion and Atrial Fibrillation
- support group for people who have Confusion and Cellulitis
- support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
- support group for people who have Cellulitis
- support group for people who have Confusion
- support group for people who take Cephalexin
- support group for people who take Coumadin
Recent conversations of related support groups:
- Support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Is coughing and gagging associated with hiatal hernia
Coughing, gagging and extreme diarrhea have been evident since the introduction of warfarin/coumadin. Could these symptoms be caused by this bolld thinner?
- Can i takere warfarin with flecainide and metopropol
a/fib comes on suddenly like being switched on and then after maybe 48 hours will switch off but this time it has lasted for over two weeks and have now been taken off sotalol and put on the above two drug
- What drug can i replace for this drug? warfarin soduim
Cannot seem to adjust.
- What drug can be used in place of warfarin sodium?
Is there a drug I can take in place of warfarin Sodium for blood thining? Have 3 Hip replacements.
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- Furosemide - joint pain
I went for my 6 months regular check up for my Atrial Fibr. on Dec. 15. The Dr. said everything is fine. I should have left it at that, but I told her my feet and ankles are puffy. She increased the furosemide pill from 20 units to 40 units. I must say I had been taking furosemide for a couple of years at the lower dose and had never once in all that time noticed any significant improvement in water retention. It never seems to make any difference whether I was taking it or not. So I started the higher dose.
About 3 - 4 weeks later, my back, and legs started hurting. That went away and my shoulder was hurting - then my left foot was painful and swollen and I could not get my left boot on. Then that subsided and my right knee became painful. I can only limp. and the back pain has spread right through to my upper stomach. For a week or so, I could not wear my winter coat because it was too heavy on my shoulders. That seems to have subsided now and the pain is mostly in my upper stomach on the right side as well as my left foot. My foot is not as acutely painful now as it was. If it continues at this intensity it will not prevent me from doing anything. I just wish my upper stomach was not hurting. It's like a little hard knot in there.
- Joint pain/depression/thinking unclear
I've been on Effexor 75mg. for 8 month's and recently have been decreasing this amount so that I can safely stop taking this all together. I believe that in the beginning month's of taking it, it had helped with my hot-flashes and anxiety. A few month's ago I've noticed that it isn't helping my anxiety but has added a few more problem's as well. I now have bad swelling in my finger's with bumps on top of the joints. Also, crying, depressing, and lack of interest. The muscle's in my arm's ache. I can't concentrate at work which is very embarrassing.
My plan is to decrease amount of this medicine and go completley off. So far, I've been taking 37.5 mg. for a week and seem's withdrawal symptom's are not so bad as of yet. Hopefully, in a few more wks. I will be completely off of it.
I have decided to invest in Herbal remedie's instead. I have never had a problem with all-natural before. As for the hot flashes I will use Black Cohosh. I will also use natural herb's for anxiety. I am really doing my research. I believe that the all-natural route is better than the synthetic med. because there are way too many bad side effect's.
Another thing I didn't mention was the weight gain from Effexor. I sure hope I lose the weight that I gained! That also add's to the depression.
- Valproat and marihuana
I had two shots of marihuana and for a while everything was good, but than I started to feel sadness and my body started to shake a little. I was confused becase it was like never. My boyfriend sayed something usual but i was really hurt. I don't know how it happend. I felt so depresed and than angery to me, because I realized that I shouldn't do that and there was no reason to feel like this. My muscles contracted, it wasn't so bad but its kind of scary when you can't control it. Then I felt asleep and after wake up It was ok. I feel shame, because I wasn't more carefull. Hope it will help somebody.
- Lyrica is giving me nightmares
I have fibromyalgia and a history of being allergic to or very sensitive to medications
But Lyrica is really causing me some nightmares,sleepless nights, weight gain, headaches. I love that in the beginning I was able to get relief from fibromyalgia . It only made me really dizzy and disoriented on it. Now with theses symptoms I will definitely have to give it up. I can't seem to get any relief from this pain. I am so allergic to meds this is frustrating and miserable that meds make it worse.
- Aweful body aches and mood swings!
I have had implanon for 2 weeks now and i have been having aweful muscle pains that last all day and tightness of the joints.i feel as if i have ran 10 miles. Getting this taken out of my arm asap. I can't handle the constant pain anymore.
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 years ago):
Goblue on Jan, 6, 2013:
I am a pharmacist and I think I can help clear this up for you. Neupogen is a type of protein known as a "granulocyte stimulating factor" that is produced by E. coli bacteria. The gene for producing what is essentially Neupogen is inserted into the genome of a captive colony of E. coli. Therefore, the Neupogen is merely a harvested byproduct of the E. coli in the manufacturer's lab. There is no bacteria in your Neupogen and consequently you have no reason to be concerned about the Keflex inactivating the Neupogen. Hope this helps
Kirtida Patel on Oct, 25, 2011:
I am taking Neupogen for the Neutrophilia during chemo therapy to increase WBCs and platelets. First two treatments increased the cell count. The third one did not because I think, it interacts with the Keflex, which doctor had prescribed me for the skin redness. I am on both Neupogen and Keflex at same time and I feel, my cell count is not increased because the Neupogen (made from E. Coli bacteria) is killed by Keflex (kills the cell walls of bacteria). Any one did any study about this?
Related drug interaction studies:
- Coumadin and Cephalexin drug interactions (1,410 reports)
Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Coumadin for Atrial Fibrillation reported by 230 people (updated 2 days ago)
- Cephalexin for Cellulitis reported by 24 people (updated 5 days ago)
In-depth study of side effects (who have it, when it happens and how):
- Confusion in Coumadin reported by 636 people (updated 2 days ago)
- Confusion in Cephalexin reported by 89 people (updated 1 week ago)
In-depth study of symptoms:
- Confusion in Atrial Fibrillation reported by 195 people (updated 20 hours ago)
- Confusion in Cellulitis reported by 16 people (updated 2 weeks ago)
Complete drug side effects:
- Atrial Fibrillation (49 drugs in 2,251 reports) (updated 1 day ago)
- Cellulitis (13 drugs in 89 reports) (updated 2 weeks ago)
Drugs associated with:
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