Review: could Bactrim cause Clostridium Difficile Colitis?


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Pepcid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 23,609 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 31,923 users)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with death, renal failure acute, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 4,180 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

23,609 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 107 people (0.45%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Bactrim when people have Clostridium Difficile Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 70 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 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 Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 45.28 %
  • male: 54.72 %

Age of people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 2.3 %
  • 2-9: 1.15 %
  • 10-19: 2.3 %
  • 20-29: 1.15 %
  • 30-39: 10.34 %
  • 40-49: 20.69 %
  • 50-59: 31.03 %
  • 60+: 31.03 %

Severity if Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Bactrim **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Clostridium Difficile Colitis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (20 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people)
  • T-Cell Lymphoma (11 people)
  • Migraine (10 people)
  • Atopic Eczema (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pepcid (32 people)
  • Aredia (31 people)
  • Zometa (30 people)
  • Protonix (30 people)
  • Neurontin (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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