Review: could Gentamicin cause Clostridium Difficile Colitis?


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 . We study 7,436 people who have side effects while taking Gentamicin from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Gentamicin has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Gentamicin 10,588 users)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 6,129 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Oct, 24, 2016

7,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin.
Among them, 37 people (0.5%) 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: 83.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 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: 40.54 %
  • male: 59.46 %

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

  • 0-1: 5.88 %
  • 2-9: 2.94 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.76 %
  • 50-59: 26.47 %
  • 60+: 52.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (7 people, 18.92%)
  • Urine Output Decreased (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Prophylaxis (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Insomnia (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Clostridial Infection (4 people, 10.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metronidazole (14 people, 37.84%)
  • Morphine (10 people, 27.03%)
  • Omeprazole (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Ipratropium Bromide (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Albuterol (9 people, 24.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Septic Shock (10 people, 27.03%)
  • Renal Failure (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Pneumonia (8 people, 21.62%)
  • Convulsion (8 people, 21.62%)
  • International Normalised Ratio Increased (7 people, 18.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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