Gentamicin and Clostridium difficile colitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Gentamicin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Metronidazole, and have Pneumonia. This review analyzes which people have Clostridium difficile colitis with Gentamicin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 10,892 people who have side effects when taking Gentamicin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 16, 2017

10,892 people reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin.
Among them, 49 people (0.45%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gentamicin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Gentamicin when people have Clostridium Difficile Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 86.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.04 %
  • 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 Gentamicin *:

  • female: 36.96 %
  • male: 63.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 4.65 %
  • 2-9: 4.65 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 9.3 %
  • 50-59: 23.26 %
  • 60+: 58.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Urine Output Decreased (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Preventive Health Care (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Insomnia (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Fever (5 people, 10.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metronidazole (14 people, 28.57%)
  • Morphine (10 people, 20.41%)
  • Omeprazole (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Ipratropium Bromide (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Albuterol (9 people, 18.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Acute Kidney Failure (13 people, 26.53%)
  • Pneumonia (11 people, 22.45%)
  • Septic Shock (10 people, 20.41%)
  • Diarrhea (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Convulsion (8 people, 16.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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