Cephalexin and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain 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 Ambien, and have Depression . We study 9,957 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA. Among them, 269 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 11,133 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

9,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 269 people (2.7%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Weight gain?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 65.49 %
  • male: 34.51 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.97 %
  • 10-19: 4.37 %
  • 20-29: 3.88 %
  • 30-39: 11.65 %
  • 40-49: 33.98 %
  • 50-59: 17.96 %
  • 60+: 27.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (44 people, 16.36%)
  • Pain (31 people, 11.52%)
  • Sleep Disorder (21 people, 7.81%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 6.69%)
  • Insomnia (14 people, 5.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (83 people, 30.86%)
  • Prilosec (79 people, 29.37%)
  • Ibuprofen (61 people, 22.68%)
  • Albuterol (55 people, 20.45%)
  • Prednisone (54 people, 20.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (122 people, 45.35%)
  • Pain (116 people, 43.12%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (111 people, 41.26%)
  • Depression (90 people, 33.46%)
  • Joint Pain (88 people, 32.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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