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Review: could Cephalexin cause Spleen enlargement (Splenomegaly)?





Summary: Spleen enlargement is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take medication Zometa, and have Hepatitis c.

We study 7,322 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Spleen enlargement. Find out below who they are, when they have Spleen enlargement and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Cephalexin and have Spleen enlargement >>>

Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,061 users)

Spleen enlargement

Spleen enlargement (enlargement of spleen) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis c.(latest reports from Spleen enlargement 6,127 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 7,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 52 people (0.71%) have Spleen Enlargement.

Trend of Spleen enlargement in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Spleen enlargement * :

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Gender of people who have Spleen enlargement when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Spleen enlargement69.23%30.77%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Spleen enlargement0.00%2.27%0.00%0.00%25.00%36.36%27.27%9.09%

Severity of Spleen enlargement when taking Cephalexin ** :

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How people recovered from Spleen enlargement ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hepatitis c (9 people, 17.31%)
  2. Resorption bone increased (8 people, 15.38%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (7 people, 13.46%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 13.46%)
  5. Breast cancer (6 people, 11.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (22 people, 42.31%)
  2. Furosemide (20 people, 38.46%)
  3. Lorazepam (19 people, 36.54%)
  4. Acetaminophen (18 people, 34.62%)
  5. Amoxicillin (18 people, 34.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 54 year old woman who has Enlarged Spleen, Cirrohosis Of The Liver, Fatiquie, Pain Under The Ribs, and takes Lorazepam, Allegra D 24 Hour, Tylenol)
    I was on warfarin for ten years. they now found that I have cirrhosis of the liver my spleen is very enlarged can this all be caused by the prolonged use of the warfarin. Doctors giving me the run around but under my ribs is killing me and they just say take pain meds and go away
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    (Asked by a 12 year old girl who has Henoch-schonlein Purpura, Ecthyma, and takes Cephalexin, Bactrim, Gabapentin, Clindamycin Hydrochloride, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Prednisone)
    My 11 year old daughter came down with Henoch Schonlein Purpura in September of 2013, following a sore throat. We thought maybe the throat is what caused the purpura, but she also had a black type of wound on her knee that could have very well been a spider bite, so we are not sure which of the two ...

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