Review: could Cephalexin cause Weight Gain?


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 7,259 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 232 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 7,941 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with muscle aches, hair loss, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 74,828 Weight gain patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

7,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 232 people (3.2%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Weight gain?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 62.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 37.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 65.3 %
  • male: 34.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.08 %
  • 10-19: 3.24 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 13.51 %
  • 40-49: 35.68 %
  • 50-59: 17.84 %
  • 60+: 24.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (38 people)
  • Pain (25 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (21 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (13 people)
  • Anxiety (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (84 people)
  • Prilosec (74 people)
  • Ibuprofen (60 people)
  • Albuterol (56 people)
  • Aspirin (54 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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