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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 7,338 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 has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,078 Cephalexin users)

Ibs

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 15,635 Ibs patients)

On May, 4, 2015: 7,336 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 94 people (1.28%) have Ibs.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • The IBS just hits occasionally after 20+ yrs dealing with it.
    Lately, just constant constipation but finally becoming almost under control w/stool softener and probiotics.
    OAB - is best its been in 20+ yrs , but still require incontinence underwear, even with OAB med and Inter-stim, and post-5 bladder surgeries.
    Often pain in bottom of abd., lower pack, upper back .. cause undetermined ..but I BELIVE it is to do with the constipation issue.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • started two weeks after going off kleflex after a week and bad rash that broke out, rash lasted 3 weeks.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • recent increase in levothyroxine from 50 micrograms to 75. Just started the lisinopril. Tried 5 mg but it was too strong for me. Nor taking 2.5. Have been taking Hydrochlorothiazide for several years but it was not holding down my blood pressure. Recent weight gain of 10 lbs. Honestly thought my weight might shift down instead of up.

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