Sprintec vs Cephalexin - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Sprintec and Cephalexin. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

33,873 people who take Sprintec and Cephalexin are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Sprintec vs Cephalexin drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Sprintec (ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate)
  • Cephalexin (cephalexin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Pain
  2. Anxiety
  3. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Depression
  7. Injury
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Back Pain
  10. Vomiting
  1. Depression
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Anxiety
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Pain
  6. Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive
  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Vomiting
  10. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Suicide Attempt
  4. Intentional Overdose
  5. Aggression
  6. Loss Of Consciousness
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  8. Suicidal Ideation
  9. Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
  10. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  1. Anxiety
  2. Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive
  3. Pain
  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  5. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  8. Injury
  9. Depression
  10. Gallbladder Disorder

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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