Could Cephalexin cause Drowsiness - from FDA reports


Summary

Drowsiness 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 Lorazepam, and have Pain . We study 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 202 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,129 users)

Drowsiness

Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,709 Drowsiness patients).

On Dec, 27, 2016

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 202 people (2.03%) have Drowsiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Drowsiness?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Drowsiness *:

  • < 1 month: 76.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 56.06 %
  • male: 43.94 %

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 1.25 %
  • 2-9: 3.12 %
  • 10-19: 6.88 %
  • 20-29: 0.62 %
  • 30-39: 5.62 %
  • 40-49: 23.75 %
  • 50-59: 23.12 %
  • 60+: 35.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (33 people, 16.34%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (18 people, 8.91%)
  • Depression (15 people, 7.43%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people, 6.93%)
  • High Blood Pressure (13 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lorazepam (39 people, 19.31%)
  • Ambien (37 people, 18.32%)
  • Ativan (35 people, 17.33%)
  • Nexium (32 people, 15.84%)
  • Oxycontin (30 people, 14.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (93 people, 46.04%)
  • Pain (71 people, 35.15%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (66 people, 32.67%)
  • Depression (58 people, 28.71%)
  • Weakness (53 people, 26.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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