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 7,330 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 has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,069 Cephalexin users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 7,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 230 people (3.14%) have Weight Gain.
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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- I was on cephalexin for 1 month and now after stopping i realize my loss of appetite is due to the drug. can i expect my appetite to resume and is there anything i can do to bring it back and gain
Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
- Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
Should we start her back on cephalexin?
- Are an increase in appetite & tiredness side effects of the birth control tri-sprintec?
In the past I have taken the birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and have never had any problems. I just switched to the generic brand, Tri-sprintec. I have now officially been taking Tri-Sprintec for 2 months. I recently started to notice that my appetite has increased and I've been eating A LOT more than normal; I have definitely started to gain weight. I also have been a lot more tired than usual.
- Bisoprolol ,ive gained 56 pounds
i had a triple by pass,and was prescribed bisoprolol.since taking it i have gained 4 stones in weight ,ive tried diets ,exercise nothing takes the weight off ,should i stop the tablets.
- Do the side effects of prolia either stop or lessen over the 6 month period between injections?
I am wondering if the side effects of Prolia go away or lessen during the six months it is taken for.
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