Review: could Cephalexin cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer.
We study 7,324 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 469 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,063 Cephalexin users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,342 Constipation patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 7,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 469 people (6.40%) have Constipation.
Time on Cephalexin when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Cephalexin * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Cephalexin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Cephalexin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (70 people, 14.93%)
- Metastases to bone (68 people, 14.50%)
- Pain (52 people, 11.09%)
- Multiple myeloma (47 people, 10.02%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (44 people, 9.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (253 people, 53.94%)
- Ambien (206 people, 43.92%)
- Neurontin (157 people, 33.48%)
- Nexium (143 people, 30.49%)
- Aspirin (140 people, 29.85%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I was on cephalexin for 1 month and now after stopping i realize my loss of appetite is due to the drug. can i expect my appetite to resume and is there anything i can do to bring it back and gain
Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
- Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
Should we start her back on cephalexin?
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- Gastro with constipation in a 4 year old only cause pain at night?
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- Can my symptoms actually pinpoint a cause/condition? (1 answer)
I would just like insight on this. I'm on pain management right now, but it's just to manage the pain. Every thing else has really been not taken serious by any physican it office I've been to. Is this normal stuff many woman go through? I'm just sick of feeling like this between the constant pain & the daily having to pluck hairs it's insane. I'm in fantastic shape(used to be double my weight & now I'm 100lbs), the best looking I've ever been with a incredibly good looking husband & a wonderful family. My issues seem to detour a lot of things & while I'm young I'd like to get this solved or some type of solution to even maintain myself, not looking for a miracle, but would really appreciate answers.
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From this study (10 months ago):
I had a sinus cyst removed and put on cephalexin. I started having stomach cramps and pain after a few days. and also bowels did not move. I have been frequently slightly dizzy and for a couple days have had some problems with concentration. I am also a bit shaky in the morning after eating breakfast.
From this study (2 years ago):
Resulted in small intestine blockage, vomited due to blockage, in hospital
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