Cephalexin and Ibs - from FDA reports


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 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 99 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 Cephalexin 11,134 users)

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 22,708 Ibs patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 99 people (0.99%) have Ibs


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Ibs?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Ibs *:

  • < 1 month: 53.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.67 %
  • 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 Ibs when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 64.65 %
  • male: 35.35 %

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.9 %
  • 20-29: 26.19 %
  • 30-39: 2.38 %
  • 40-49: 4.76 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (22 people, 22.22%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (12 people, 12.12%)
  • Light Chain Analysis Increased (12 people, 12.12%)
  • Constipation (11 people, 11.11%)
  • Oral Contraception (8 people, 8.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (43 people, 43.43%)
  • Accutane (39 people, 39.39%)
  • Ambien (36 people, 36.36%)
  • Zofran (33 people, 33.33%)
  • Amoxicillin (33 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (59 people, 59.60%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (53 people, 53.54%)
  • Weight Decreased (51 people, 51.52%)
  • Injury (47 people, 47.47%)
  • Depression (46 people, 46.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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