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Review: could Cephalexin cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Keflex, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 7,219 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 16 people (0.22%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 55,261 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Cephalexin * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome61.11%38.89%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Cephalexin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.25%31.25%0.00%62.50%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Cephalexin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (7 people, 43.75%)
  2. Pain (6 people, 37.50%)
  3. Nerve injury (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Tremor (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Asthma (4 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Keflex (7 people, 43.75%)
  2. Omeprazole (7 people, 43.75%)
  3. Cymbalta (7 people, 43.75%)
  4. Celebrex (6 people, 37.50%)
  5. Topamax (6 people, 37.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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