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Review: could Azithromycin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Summary: Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Pseudomonas infection.

We study 10,949 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

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,357 Azithromycin users)

Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 3,640 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)

On Mar, 15, 2015: 10,949 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 57 people (0.52%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Clostridium difficile colitis91.67%0.00%8.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Clostridium difficile colitis19.30%80.70%

Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis0.00%1.92%0.00%19.23%36.54%5.77%7.69%28.85%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Azithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pseudomonas infection (18 people, 31.58%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (15 people, 26.32%)
  3. Mycobacterium abscessus infection (13 people, 22.81%)
  4. Prophylaxis (8 people, 14.04%)
  5. Pneumonia (8 people, 14.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (30 people, 52.63%)
  2. Meropenem (26 people, 45.61%)
  3. Ciprofloxacin (23 people, 40.35%)
  4. Clarithromycin (18 people, 31.58%)
  5. Minocycline hcl (15 people, 26.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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