Review: could Cephalexin cause Ibs?
We study 7,309 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Ibs. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs and more.
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Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,045 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.
Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) (latest reports from 71,140 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.
On Aug, 17, 2014: 7,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 94 people (1.29%) have Ibs. They amount to 0.13% of all the 71,096 people who have Ibs on eHealthMe.
Time on Cephalexin when people have Ibs * :
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Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin * :
Age of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin * :
Severity of Ibs when taking Cephalexin ** :
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How people recovered from Ibs ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (18 people, 19.15%)
- Light chain analysis increased (12 people, 12.77%)
- Multiple myeloma (12 people, 12.77%)
- Constipation (11 people, 11.70%)
- Allergic sinusitis (8 people, 8.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levaquin (39 people, 41.49%)
- Accutane (35 people, 37.23%)
- Ambien (33 people, 35.11%)
- Amoxicillin (32 people, 34.04%)
- Zofran (31 people, 32.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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