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Review: could Cephalexin cause Loss of appetite?

We study 7,308 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 279 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite 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.

Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) (latest reports from 385,687 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 7,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 279 people (3.82%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.07% of all the 385,638 people who have Loss Of Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of appetite in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Loss of appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of appetite100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Loss of appetite65.22%34.78%

Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of appetite0.00%0.38%4.91%8.68%7.55%11.70%30.94%35.85%

Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (49 people, 17.56%)
  2. Metastases to bone (32 people, 11.47%)
  3. Anaemia (18 people, 6.45%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 5.73%)
  5. Acne (16 people, 5.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (104 people, 37.28%)
  2. Zometa (104 people, 37.28%)
  3. Ambien (94 people, 33.69%)
  4. Neurontin (87 people, 31.18%)
  5. Coumadin (81 people, 29.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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