Review: could Azithromycin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?
We study 10,923 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.
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Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,323 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.
Clostridium difficile colitis
Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 31,251 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Sep, 13, 2014: 10,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 57 people (0.52%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Clostridium difficile colitis||91.67%||0.00%||8.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Azithromycin * :
|Clostridium difficile colitis||19.30%||80.70% |
Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Azithromycin * :
|Clostridium difficile colitis||0.00%||1.92%||0.00%||19.23%||36.54%||5.77%||7.69%||28.85% |
Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Azithromycin ** :
How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pseudomonas infection (18 people, 31.58%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (15 people, 26.32%)
- Mycobacterium abscessus infection (13 people, 22.81%)
- Prophylaxis (8 people, 14.04%)
- Pneumonia (8 people, 14.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Omeprazole (30 people, 52.63%)
- Meropenem (26 people, 45.61%)
- Ciprofloxacin (23 people, 40.35%)
- Clarithromycin (18 people, 31.58%)
- Minocycline hcl (15 people, 26.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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