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Review: could Cephalexin cause Withdrawal syndrome?

We study 7,305 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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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,042 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 56,284 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 7,305 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 55,982 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. Diabetes mellitus (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Arthritis (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Hypertension (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. Baclofen (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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  • vanessa on Jun, 24, 2014:

    I want to warn others of valtrex withdrawal. I took it for a week and then two days later took one and had horrible back and neck pain. After that if I didn't take it I would get weakness in legs and burning and tingling all over and nervousness and horrible back pain. My blood pressure went high and heart rate high all from not taking it. I finally am getting better a few days now. I also had muscle spasms and severe insomnia and restless legs..it was unlike anything before. I do not drink or do drugs..I never thought an antiviral could do this. I want to give you encouragement that it shouldn't last long but go to doctor to get checked anyway.

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  • I had a few hives and scratchem them, was diagnosed with cellulitus and given Keflex, hives became severe and continue after off keflex for 2 weeks

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