Review: could Cephalexin cause Spleen Enlargement?


Spleen enlargement is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 7,896 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Spleen enlargement. Find out below who they are, when they have Spleen enlargement and more.

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Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,676 users)

Spleen Enlargement

Spleen enlargement has been reported by people with leukopenia, haematemesis, confusion, suicidal ideation, pancytopenia (latest reports from 6,598 Spleen enlargement patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

7,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 53 people (0.67%) have Spleen Enlargement

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Spleen enlargement?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Spleen Enlargement *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Spleen Enlargement when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 67.92 %
  • male: 32.08 %

Age of people who have Spleen Enlargement when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.27 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 25.0 %
  • 40-49: 34.09 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 13.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hepatitis C (9 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (9 people)
  • Resorption Bone Increased (8 people)
  • Breast Cancer (7 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (25 people)
  • Lorazepam (21 people)
  • Furosemide (20 people)
  • Acetaminophen (19 people)
  • Keflex (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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