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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 Nexium, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 28,154 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 127 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 29,484 Bactrim 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 3,627 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 28,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 127 people (0.45%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Clostridium difficile colitis81.82%18.18%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis1.87%0.00%1.87%0.93%8.41%16.82%34.58%35.51%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Bactrim ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (25 people, 19.69%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 11.81%)
  3. T-cell lymphoma (11 people, 8.66%)
  4. Hypertension (9 people, 7.09%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (8 people, 6.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (38 people, 29.92%)
  2. Protonix (37 people, 29.13%)
  3. Levaquin (34 people, 26.77%)
  4. Diflucan (33 people, 25.98%)
  5. Acyclovir (33 people, 25.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I finally discovered that the Bactrim killed both the good and bad bacteria in my body and now my digestive system is off balance. I went to a natural food store and bought some probiotics. It helped relieve some stomach pain after four days, but if I forget to take it one time it comes back. I think something is wrong with me but not exactly sure what. When I get a doctor next month I will update this article.
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    I drank one tablet of bactrim with glass of vit C (1 tablet), after 5 minutes I became red (face & eyes) with high tachycardia and high pressure in the ears.

    After 15 minutes I observed differents red points on the skin (hand, arms & legs).



    I would like to inform you that I took in the past bactrim and vit C but separately, never both in the same moment.

    I was afraid to have an internal emoragy, I provoked the vomiting to eliminate everything in my stomach.

    Affer 10 minutes the situation became normal and pressure returned normal.



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  • I have this issue every single time I take Bactrim or Septra... This time the pain is excruciating and I am so uncomfortable.

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