Review: could Cephalexin cause Ibs (Irritable bowel syndrome)?
Summary: Ibs 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 Levaquin, and have Acne.
We study 7,334 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 has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,074 Cephalexin users)
Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 15,623 Ibs patients)
On Mar, 30, 2015: 7,334 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 94 people (1.28%) have Ibs.
Time on Cephalexin when people have Ibs * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin * :
Age of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin * :
Severity of Ibs when taking Cephalexin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Amoxicillin, Cephalexin for a 57-year old woman with Infection. The patient has Abscess
- A study of side effects of Cephalexin for a 2-year old girl with Allergies. The patient has Fever
- A study of drug interactions between Lamictal, Vitamin D, Multivitamin, Fish Oil, Effexor, Lipitor, Estradiol for a 58-year old woman with Mood Disorder, Autoimmune Disorder, Nutrition - Inadequate, Heart Disease, Anxiety Disorder, High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides, Menopausal Symptoms. The patient has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Headache, Tension, Eyes - Dry, Abdominal Bloating
- A study of side effects of Cephalexin for a 2-year old boy with Otitis Media. The patient has Cyst Drainage
- A study of drug interactions between Cephalexin, Allopurinol, Mercaptopurine, Humira for a 60-year old woman with Cellulitis, Croup. The patient has Cramps - Leg
Recent Cephalexin related drug comparison:
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