Could Flagyl cause Colitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Colitis is found among people who take Flagyl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 14,208 people who have side effects while taking Flagyl from FDA. Among them, 264 have Colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Colitis and more.

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Flagyl

Flagyl has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from Flagyl 15,167 users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 20,726 Colitis patients).

On Jan, 09, 2017

14,208 people reported to have side effects when taking Flagyl.
Among them, 264 people (1.86%) have Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flagyl cause Colitis?

Time on Flagyl when people have Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 92.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Colitis when taking Flagyl *:

  • female: 66.54 %
  • male: 33.46 %

Age of people who have Colitis when taking Flagyl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.46 %
  • 10-19: 8.76 %
  • 20-29: 2.76 %
  • 30-39: 8.29 %
  • 40-49: 9.22 %
  • 50-59: 24.42 %
  • 60+: 46.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (36 people, 13.64%)
  • Preventive Health Care (31 people, 11.74%)
  • Breast Cancer (23 people, 8.71%)
  • Crohn's Disease (22 people, 8.33%)
  • Hot Flush (21 people, 7.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (66 people, 25.00%)
  • Zometa (62 people, 23.48%)
  • Ambien (55 people, 20.83%)
  • Protonix (50 people, 18.94%)
  • Aredia (45 people, 17.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (84 people, 31.82%)
  • Nausea (60 people, 22.73%)
  • Anaemia (59 people, 22.35%)
  • Abdominal Pain (59 people, 22.35%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (54 people, 20.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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