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Review: could Cephalexin cause Copd?

Summary: Copd could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Levaquin, and have Pain.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Copd. Find out below who they are, when they have Copd and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,027 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Copd

Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (latest reports from 203,671 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 160 people (2.22%) have Copd. They amount to 0.08% of all the 203,436 people who have Copd on eHealthMe.

Trend of Copd in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Copd * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Copd0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Copd when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Copd66.23%33.77%

Age of people who have Copd when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Copd0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.48%17.04%22.22%59.26%

Severity of Copd when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Copd ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (22 people, 13.75%)
  2. Metastases to bone (19 people, 11.88%)
  3. Hypercalcaemia (16 people, 10.00%)
  4. Breast cancer (15 people, 9.38%)
  5. Sleep disorder (14 people, 8.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (72 people, 45.00%)
  2. Celebrex (70 people, 43.75%)
  3. Furosemide (67 people, 41.88%)
  4. Aspirin (67 people, 41.88%)
  5. Protonix (66 people, 41.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was prescribed Cephalexin , 500 mg, to take for 7 days 3 times per day. On day 5 noticed swelling in the right feet, ankles were swollen a little .
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  • From this study (3 weeks 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.

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