Review: could Doxycycline cause Clostridium Difficile Colitis?


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lexapro, and have Metastases to bone . We study 11,896 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Doxycycline 15,796 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, white blood cell count increased, abdominal pain (latest reports from 4,510 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

11,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline.
Among them, 40 people (0.34%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Doxycycline cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Doxycycline when people have Clostridium Difficile Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 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 Doxycycline *:

  • female: 56.41 %
  • male: 43.59 %

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

  • 0-1: 2.94 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.94 %
  • 30-39: 8.82 %
  • 40-49: 23.53 %
  • 50-59: 44.12 %
  • 60+: 17.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (7 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (6 people)
  • Breast Cancer (6 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (4 people)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (21 people)
  • Lexapro (21 people)
  • Aredia (20 people)
  • Ativan (19 people)
  • Aspirin (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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