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Review: could Cephalexin cause Constipation?

We study 7,314 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 8,052 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 514,264 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Resulted in small intestine blockage, vomited due to blockage, in hospital

    Reply

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