Cephalexin and Intestinal volvulus - from FDA reports

Intestinal volvulus 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, 15, 2018

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

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Time on Cephalexin when people have Intestinal volvulus *:

  • < 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 Intestinal volvulus when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 76 %
  • male: 24 %

Age of people who have Intestinal volvulus 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%
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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%
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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%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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