Review: could Cephalexin cause Weight gain?
We study 7,308 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 (latest outcomes from 8,045 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,546 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 7,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 230 people (3.15%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 527,409 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Cephalexin when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Cephalexin * :
|Weight gain||66.22%||33.78% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Cephalexin * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||1.08%||3.23%||4.30%||13.44%||36.56%||16.67%||24.73% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Cephalexin ** :
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (39 people, 16.96%)
- Pain (30 people, 13.04%)
- Sleep disorder (22 people, 9.57%)
- Fibromyalgia (13 people, 5.65%)
- Muscle spasms (12 people, 5.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (83 people, 36.09%)
- Prilosec (76 people, 33.04%)
- Aspirin (68 people, 29.57%)
- Ibuprofen (62 people, 26.96%)
- Albuterol (56 people, 24.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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