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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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 12,094 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 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 13,709 Doxycycline 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 3,640 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)

On Apr, 14, 2015: 12,090 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 38 people (0.31%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Doxycycline reports

Time on Doxycycline when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Clostridium difficile colitis50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Doxycycline * :

FemaleMale
Clostridium difficile colitis55.56%44.44%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis3.12%0.00%3.12%3.12%9.38%21.88%50.00%9.38%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Doxycycline ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (6 people, 15.79%)
  2. Breast cancer (6 people, 15.79%)
  3. Metastases to bone (6 people, 15.79%)
  4. Sleep disorder (4 people, 10.53%)
  5. Lyme disease (3 people, 7.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (18 people, 47.37%)
  2. Aredia (18 people, 47.37%)
  3. Morphine (17 people, 44.74%)
  4. Lexapro (17 people, 44.74%)
  5. Ativan (17 people, 44.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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