Bactrim and Clostridium difficile colitis - from FDA reports


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 Levaquin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 38,505 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA. Among them, 166 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 urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 40,679 users)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 6,134 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

38,505 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 166 people (0.43%) 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: 52.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 47.06 %
  • 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: 46.25 %
  • male: 53.75 %

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

  • 0-1: 2.22 %
  • 2-9: 1.48 %
  • 10-19: 2.96 %
  • 20-29: 0.74 %
  • 30-39: 8.15 %
  • 40-49: 17.04 %
  • 50-59: 31.11 %
  • 60+: 36.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (34 people, 20.48%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (21 people, 12.65%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (11 people, 6.63%)
  • T-Cell Lymphoma (11 people, 6.63%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (41 people, 24.70%)
  • Nexium (40 people, 24.10%)
  • Aredia (39 people, 23.49%)
  • Zometa (38 people, 22.89%)
  • Protonix (37 people, 22.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteomyelitis (36 people, 21.69%)
  • Weakness (35 people, 21.08%)
  • Pneumonia (34 people, 20.48%)
  • Anaemia (33 people, 19.88%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (32 people, 19.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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