Review: could Cephalexin cause Ibs?


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 7,896 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. 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 8,676 users)

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 17,030 Ibs patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

7,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 99 people (1.25%) have Ibs


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Ibs?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Ibs *:

  • < 1 month: 56.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 43.75 %
  • 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: 11.76 %
  • 20-29: 25.88 %
  • 30-39: 3.53 %
  • 40-49: 4.71 %
  • 50-59: 18.82 %
  • 60+: 35.29 %

Severity if Ibs when taking Cephalexin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Ibs **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (22 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (12 people)
  • Light Chain Analysis Increased (12 people)
  • Constipation (11 people)
  • Oral Contraception (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (42 people)
  • Accutane (39 people)
  • Ambien (35 people)
  • Zofran (32 people)
  • Acetaminophen (32 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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