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Review: could Cephalexin cause Stomach pain (Abdominal pain)?

We study 7,309 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 531 have Stomach pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach pain and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,049 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Stomach pain

Stomach pain (latest reports from 618,242 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 7,309 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 476 people (6.51%) have Stomach Pain.

Trend of Stomach pain in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Stomach pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stomach pain72.00%28.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Stomach pain when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Stomach pain72.35%27.65%

Age of people who have Stomach pain when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stomach pain0.94%1.89%5.19%8.02%15.33%15.09%15.57%37.97%

Severity of Stomach pain when taking Cephalexin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stomach pain0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Stomach pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stomach pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (44 people, 9.24%)
  2. Metastases to bone (41 people, 8.61%)
  3. Urinary tract infection (39 people, 8.19%)
  4. Pulmonary embolism (33 people, 6.93%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (31 people, 6.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (131 people, 27.52%)
  2. Levaquin (131 people, 27.52%)
  3. Metronidazole (128 people, 26.89%)
  4. Coumadin (112 people, 23.53%)
  5. Ciprofloxacin (110 people, 23.11%)

* 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 (11 months ago):

  • Right abdominal pain, sometimes stabbing pain

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • emelita on Mar, 24, 2011:

    Yesterday I ask my pharmacy to print me a copy of all the medicine i have taken and he is kind enough to print me from 2005 to present 2011. I have seen that I have been on lisinopryl since or maybe as early as 2005 to 2009. On 2008 I have been diagnose with Uterus cancer so i have an extensive Hysterectomy. By the way all symptoms that I have at the time I am taking lisinopryl is the pain on my hips which I cannot walk much and sit much and stand much. I have always infections which wont go away. after the hysterectomy, the hips pains go away and the infections go away too. After that I change Doctor and he gave me a different HB pills. Now one week ago I started feeling the pain again after the Doctor change my medication So I started digging on what mediation I am taking that resulted of me having a cancer on the uterus and this lisinopryl is the culprit. lisinopryl. at that time I am also taking Atenolol 100 mg.

    Reply

    amanda biggs on Aug, 31, 2012:

    i have breast cancer and i was not feel well so went to doctor and they put me no penicillin vk are they shue it all right to take them

    Reply

    Emm on Apr, 9, 2013:

    It is highly unlikely that Lisinopril caused your cancer. You say you also take Atenolol. Both of these medications affect potassium levels in the blood. Altered potassium can cause muscle pain and cramping. The cancer also causes pain. If you are in remission make an appt ASAP. I pray for your recovery. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a mostly raw diet, and do all you can to stay well. Good luck.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Jenny on Apr, 25, 2011:

    I have never had a problem with nosebleeds. However, the two weeks I was on keflex my nose bled daily, two or three times per day. I would lean forward, or feel a sniffle coming on, wipe my nose, and BAM--another nosebleed.

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Stomach Pain is also known as: Abdominal cramps, Abdominal pain, Belly ache, Pain - abdomen, Stomachache.

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