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Review: could Gentamicin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

We study 8,258 people who have side effects while taking Gentamicin from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Gentamicin

Gentamicin (latest outcomes from 8,316 users) has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 31,196 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 8,258 people reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin. Among them, 32 people (0.39%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis. They amount to 0.10% of all the 31,188 people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Gentamicin reports

Time on Gentamicin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Clostridium difficile colitis76.92%23.08%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis0.00%3.57%0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%17.86%64.29%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Gentamicin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pneumonia (10 people, 31.25%)
  2. Insomnia (6 people, 18.75%)
  3. Urine output decreased (6 people, 18.75%)
  4. Prophylaxis (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Sepsis (5 people, 15.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metronidazole (13 people, 40.62%)
  2. Midazolam hcl (9 people, 28.12%)
  3. Morphine (8 people, 25.00%)
  4. Omeprazole (8 people, 25.00%)
  5. Ipratropium bromide (8 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Resulted in full removal of the colon

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • 8 yr old son admitted to hospital 5 days ago (sat morning). Started feeling unwell on the Thursday - with very high fever (40.3) shivers and slight right side pain comes and goes but not writhing in pain. Temp spikes consistently (40.2). Was sick on sat and sun, not sick since but nausea comes and goes. First they thought strep A but bloods confirmed it wasn't. Ultrasound yesterday brought up kidney inflammation. Gave him gentamicin yesterday aft, a one off IV dose. Topped up with broad spectrum antibiotics, via IV. History of chronic constipation, tummy was full of pooh at ultrasound, passed massive pooh last night. Movicol via mouth started yesterday, 2 per day, increasing to 4 per day from today. No improvement in him to look at. Extremely tired, pale and last night had temp spikes and cold sweats, had to change bedding twice. Is this the low before the high? Also when he gets temp spike and shivers , it sounds like his tummy is rumbling and he feels sick. Never once complained if pain passing urine. Urine smelt strong yest, tested and shows blood and protein, been sent to lab, awaiting results. Am I being neurotic? My instinct is not happy. Any advice greatly received please. Thank you.

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Gentamicin put in IV just before lithotripsy procedure. Within 30 min. A-Fib and high blood pressure.
    Procedure cancelled. Takaing propafenone HCL 225 mg now.

    Reply

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