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Review: could Cephalexin cause Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Summary: Type 2 diabetes mellitus could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Type 2 diabetes mellitus 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.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (latest reports from 219,604 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, schizophrenia, sleep disorder.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 142 people (1.97%) have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. They amount to 0.06% of all the 219,511 people who have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Type 2 diabetes mellitus * :

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Gender of people who have Type 2 diabetes mellitus when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Type 2 diabetes mellitus41.26%58.74%

Age of people who have Type 2 diabetes mellitus when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Type 2 diabetes mellitus0.78%0.00%3.10%4.65%8.53%23.26%37.98%21.71%

Severity of Type 2 diabetes mellitus when taking Cephalexin ** :

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How people recovered from Type 2 diabetes mellitus ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (31 people, 21.83%)
  2. Sleep disorder (25 people, 17.61%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (24 people, 16.90%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 14.08%)
  5. Metastases to bone (19 people, 13.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (63 people, 44.37%)
  2. Ambien (45 people, 31.69%)
  3. Lasix (42 people, 29.58%)
  4. Prilosec (39 people, 27.46%)
  5. Zometa (36 people, 25.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • semi numbness in the toes.
    some weight gain

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  • 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

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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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