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Review: could Cephalexin cause Ibs?

We study 7,308 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

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,045 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) (latest reports from 71,138 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.

Trend of Ibs in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Ibs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ibs60.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Ibs64.89%35.11%

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibs0.00%0.00%11.11%27.16%2.47%3.70%19.75%35.80%

Severity of Ibs when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ibs0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ibs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ibs0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (18 people, 19.15%)
  2. Light chain analysis increased (12 people, 12.77%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (12 people, 12.77%)
  4. Constipation (11 people, 11.70%)
  5. Allergic sinusitis (8 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (39 people, 41.49%)
  2. Accutane (35 people, 37.23%)
  3. Ambien (33 people, 35.11%)
  4. Amoxicillin (32 people, 34.04%)
  5. Zofran (31 people, 32.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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