Review: could Bactrim cause Clostridium difficile colitis?
This is a review of Clostridium difficile colitis by studying 27,992 people who take Bactrim. We analyze: the time on Bactrim when people have Clostridium difficile colitis, age of these people, the severity of Clostridium difficile colitis, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Bactrim. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. We use data reported since 1977 till to date. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now >>>
Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,374 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Bactrim include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, anaemia, weakness.
Clostridium difficile colitis
Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 29,494 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 27,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 127 people (0.47%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.
Time on Bactrim 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||81.82%||18.18%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Bactrim * :
|Clostridium difficile colitis||1.87%||0.00%||1.87%||0.93%||8.41%||16.82%||34.58%||35.51% |
Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Bactrim ** :
How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (25 people, 19.69%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 11.81%)
- T-cell lymphoma (11 people, 8.66%)
- Hypertension (9 people, 7.09%)
- Urinary tract infection (8 people, 6.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Nexium (38 people, 29.92%)
- Protonix (37 people, 29.13%)
- Levaquin (34 people, 26.77%)
- Diflucan (33 people, 25.98%)
- Acyclovir (33 people, 25.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related topic: Bactrim, Clostridium difficile colitis
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim) is often used for urinary tract infection. Find out below the conditions Bactrim is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Bactrim used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Bactrim side effects from A to Z:
Browse Bactrim drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (5 days ago):
My left breast areola is red. tender and has a tiny bump that is flush with the areola skin, but I can see a yellow blister like spot on the bump. Also, the hair follicles below the areola are distended and swollen.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
I have been on Bactrim for 6days 800 mg x 4 day.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Prior to taking Symbicort for asthma, I was on Advair and have been for as long as its been around. 10+years? Is Symbicort attributable to RLS? I am currently doing iron infusions x 5 over a 2 week period for low level iron @40. I was down to low level 5 in Oct, hospitalized with iron infusions. Currently the RLS, foot cramps, and leg cramps keep me awake most of the night. I am lucky to get 4 hrs sleep. Thanks for the website!
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Bactrim, Clostridium difficile colitis
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Clindamycin induced clostridium difficile colitis
Dentist prescribed 10 day prescription of Clindamycin for tooth ache, where a week after completing it, a near fatal CDiff infection developed. Renal failure and 3 weeks in hospital followed by 2 months of rehab. No probiotics were taken with the antibiotic. Vancomycin and Flagyl cured the CDiff inf ...
More reviews for: Bactrim, Clostridium difficile colitis
Related drug studies for: Bactrim, Clostridium difficile colitis
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.