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Review: could Cephalexin cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?





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 7,322 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 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 8,061 users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 7,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 230 people (3.14%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain66.22%33.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%1.08%3.23%4.30%13.44%36.56%16.67%24.73%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (39 people, 16.96%)
  2. Pain (30 people, 13.04%)
  3. Sleep disorder (22 people, 9.57%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (13 people, 5.65%)
  5. Muscle spasms (12 people, 5.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (83 people, 36.09%)
  2. Prilosec (76 people, 33.04%)
  3. Aspirin (68 people, 29.57%)
  4. Ibuprofen (62 people, 26.96%)
  5. Albuterol (56 people, 24.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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