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 7,338 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 8,078 Cephalexin users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,706 Weight gain patients)
On Apr, 26, 2015: 7,336 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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