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Review: could Cephalexin cause Loss of appetite?

Summary: Loss of appetite could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aredia, and have Breast cancer.

We study 7,219 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 8,027 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 381,488 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 7,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 279 people (3.87%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.07% of all the 380,215 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have no desire for food, even though I do get hungry along with anxiety and major depression

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I was prescribed Cephalexin , 500 mg, to take for 7 days 3 times per day. On day 5 noticed swelling in the right feet, ankles were swollen a little .
    Finished dose in 7 days, 3 days later - big swelling in both feet and in both ankles .More in feet

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I had a sinus cyst removed and put on cephalexin. I started having stomach cramps and pain after a few days. and also bowels did not move. I have been frequently slightly dizzy and for a couple days have had some problems with concentration. I am also a bit shaky in the morning after eating breakfast.

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