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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 7,318 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

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,056 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Trend of cephalexin reports

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 515,750 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Constipation reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 7,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 469 people (6.41%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation80.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation62.42%37.58%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.72%3.36%5.28%16.55%35.25%38.85%

Severity of Constipation when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (70 people, 14.93%)
  2. Metastases to bone (68 people, 14.50%)
  3. Pain (52 people, 11.09%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (47 people, 10.02%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (44 people, 9.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (253 people, 53.94%)
  2. Ambien (206 people, 43.92%)
  3. Neurontin (157 people, 33.48%)
  4. Nexium (143 people, 30.49%)
  5. Aspirin (140 people, 29.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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