Cephalexin and Constipation - from FDA reports


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 Metastases to bone . We study 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 535 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,134 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,633 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 535 people (5.37%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Constipation?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 90 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 59.13 %
  • male: 40.87 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.14 %
  • 20-29: 3.66 %
  • 30-39: 5.49 %
  • 40-49: 16.25 %
  • 50-59: 32.49 %
  • 60+: 40.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (76 people, 14.21%)
  • Breast Cancer (67 people, 12.52%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (57 people, 10.65%)
  • Pain (49 people, 9.16%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (48 people, 8.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (275 people, 51.40%)
  • Ambien (210 people, 39.25%)
  • Neurontin (157 people, 29.35%)
  • Celebrex (144 people, 26.92%)
  • Dexamethasone (143 people, 26.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (337 people, 62.99%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (307 people, 57.38%)
  • Fatigue (240 people, 44.86%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (239 people, 44.67%)
  • Weakness (235 people, 43.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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