Cephalexin and Bowel obstruction - from FDA reports


Bowel obstruction is found among people who take Cephalexin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have Gastroesophageal reflux disease. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,031 people who have side effects when taking Cephalexin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 21, 2018

11,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 50 people (0.45%) have Bowel obstruction


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Cephalexin when people have Bowel obstruction *:

  • < 1 month: 80 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bowel obstruction when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 76 %
  • male: 24 %

Age of people who have Bowel obstruction when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.5 %
  • 10-19: 2.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 32.5 %
  • 60+: 45.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 6 people, 12.00%
  2. Preventive Health Care: 6 people, 12.00%
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 6 people, 12.00%
  4. Constipation: 5 people, 10.00%
  5. Wound Complication: 4 people, 8.00%
  6. Cholinergic Syndrome (symptoms of increased cholinergic stimulation): 4 people, 8.00%
  7. Colon Cancer: 4 people, 8.00%
  8. Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus): 4 people, 8.00%
  9. Indigestion: 4 people, 8.00%
  10. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 6.00%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Digoxin: 17 people, 34.00%
  2. Ambien: 16 people, 32.00%
  3. Lisinopril: 15 people, 30.00%
  4. Furosemide: 15 people, 30.00%
  5. Lorazepam: 13 people, 26.00%
  6. Protonix: 12 people, 24.00%
  7. Nitroglycerin: 11 people, 22.00%
  8. Aspirin: 11 people, 22.00%
  9. Alprazolam: 10 people, 20.00%
  10. Metoclopramide: 10 people, 20.00%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 22 people, 44.00%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 19 people, 38.00%
  3. Chest Pain: 19 people, 38.00%
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 18 people, 36.00%
  5. Weakness: 18 people, 36.00%
  6. Breathing Difficulty: 16 people, 32.00%
  7. Nausea And Vomiting: 15 people, 30.00%
  8. Diarrhea: 15 people, 30.00%
  9. High Blood Pressure: 14 people, 28.00%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 14 people, 28.00%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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