Will you have Paralytic ileus with Cephalexin - from FDA reports


Paralytic ileus 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 Preventive health care. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 13,680 people who have side effects when taking Cephalexin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on cephalexin (the active ingredients of Cephalexin) and Cephalexin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Paralytic ileus are also considered in the study.

What is Cephalexin?

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 14,883 users)

What is Paralytic ileus?

Paralytic ileus (intestinal obstruction) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, acne, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 34,727 Paralytic ileus patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 18, 2019

13,680 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin.
Among them, 54 people (0.39%) have Paralytic ileus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cephalexin cause Paralytic ileus?

Time on Cephalexin when people have Paralytic ileus *:

  • < 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 Paralytic ileus when taking Cephalexin *:

  • female: 75.47 %
  • male: 24.53 %

Age of people who have Paralytic ileus when taking Cephalexin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.38 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 11.9 %
  • 50-59: 30.95 %
  • 60+: 45.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Preventive Health Care: 8 people, 14.81%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 6 people, 11.11%
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 6 people, 11.11%
  4. Constipation: 5 people, 9.26%
  5. Wound Complication: 4 people, 7.41%
  6. Indigestion: 4 people, 7.41%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 4 people, 7.41%
  8. Cholinergic Syndrome (symptoms of increased cholinergic stimulation): 4 people, 7.41%
  9. Colon Cancer: 4 people, 7.41%
  10. Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus): 4 people, 7.41%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Digoxin: 17 people, 31.48%
  2. Ambien: 16 people, 29.63%
  3. Lisinopril: 15 people, 27.78%
  4. Furosemide: 15 people, 27.78%
  5. Lorazepam: 13 people, 24.07%
  6. Protonix: 12 people, 22.22%
  7. Aspirin: 11 people, 20.37%
  8. Nitroglycerin: 11 people, 20.37%
  9. Metoclopramide: 10 people, 18.52%
  10. Klor-Con: 10 people, 18.52%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 22 people, 40.74%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 19 people, 35.19%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 19 people, 35.19%
  4. Chest Pain: 19 people, 35.19%
  5. Weakness: 18 people, 33.33%
  6. Nausea And Vomiting: 16 people, 29.63%
  7. Breathing Difficulty: 16 people, 29.63%
  8. Diarrhea: 15 people, 27.78%
  9. High Blood Pressure: 14 people, 25.93%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 14 people, 25.93%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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