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Review: could Cephalexin cause Spleen enlargement?

We study 7,219 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.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,027 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Spleen enlargement

Spleen enlargement (enlargement of spleen) (latest reports from 38,932 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis c.

On Apr, 19, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 52 people (0.72%) have Spleen Enlargement. They amount to 0.13% of all the 38,932 people who have Spleen Enlargement on eHealthMe.

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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  • 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

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  • 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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