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 7,330 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 8,069 Cephalexin users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 7,330 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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Should we start her back on cephalexin?
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From this study (11 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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