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Review: could Chlorhexidine gluconate cause Candidiasis?

We study 2,364 people who have side effects while taking Chlorhexidine gluconate from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Candidiasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Candidiasis and more.

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Chlorhexidine gluconate

Chlorhexidine gluconate (latest outcomes from 2,386 users) has active ingredients of chlorhexidine gluconate. It is often used in infection.

Candidiasis

Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection) (latest reports from 57,406 patients) has been reported by people with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 2,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate. Among them, 50 people (2.12%) have Candidiasis. They amount to 0.09% of all the 57,387 people who have Candidiasis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Candidiasis in Chlorhexidine gluconate reports

Time on Chlorhexidine gluconate when people have Candidiasis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Candidiasis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Candidiasis when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate * :

FemaleMale
Candidiasis57.69%42.31%

Age of people who have Candidiasis when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Candidiasis10.00%0.00%2.00%14.00%0.00%14.00%40.00%20.00%

Severity of Candidiasis when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Candidiasis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 34.00%)
  2. Metastases to bone (10 people, 20.00%)
  3. Anaemia (9 people, 18.00%)
  4. Musculoskeletal pain (9 people, 18.00%)
  5. Dyspnoea (6 people, 12.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (35 people, 70.00%)
  2. Aredia (32 people, 64.00%)
  3. Coumadin (28 people, 56.00%)
  4. Oxycontin (26 people, 52.00%)
  5. Compazine (25 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • broken out with sores on 10 areas of my body.not caused by scratching.

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  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • I suffered Renal failure following oral surgery. Had teeth (all) removed due to dry mouth syndrome, and titanium studs (2) placed in lower jaw for dentures.
    The Oral surg. prescribed Chlorhexidine Gluconate following surgery.
    Approx. 2 weeks after surgery I had to be transported to Hospital by ambulance. I was diagnosed with acute renal failure and placed of Dialysis.
    Spent 4 days in ICU and 3 1/2 weeks in the hospital and had 8-10 dialysis treatments during this period. Still classified as stage 4. No further dialysis yet required.

    Reply

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