Review: could Gentamicin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?
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.
We study 8,261 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 has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 8,319 Gentamicin 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 3,627 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 8,260 people reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin. Among them, 32 people (0.39%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.
Time on Gentamicin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Clostridium difficile colitis||76.92%||23.08%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Gentamicin * :
|Clostridium difficile colitis||0.00%||3.57%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||14.29%||17.86%||64.29% |
Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Gentamicin ** :
How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pneumonia (10 people, 31.25%)
- Insomnia (6 people, 18.75%)
- Urine output decreased (6 people, 18.75%)
- Prophylaxis (6 people, 18.75%)
- Sepsis (5 people, 15.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metronidazole (13 people, 40.62%)
- Midazolam hcl (9 people, 28.12%)
- Morphine (8 people, 25.00%)
- Omeprazole (8 people, 25.00%)
- Ipratropium bromide (8 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I am highly allergic to gentamicin and avoid all aminoglycosides. does clindamycin fall in this category and do i need to avoid taking it?
I was given gentamycin IV in 2010 and went into complete kidney failure after 3 days. It also damaged my inner ear and I no longer have ANY balance. I also suffer from oscillopsia. Now I avoid all aminoglycosides in an effort to keep my kidneys from being damaged further and also my inner ears.
- Can cdiff cause sarcoidosis
My fiance was hopsitalized for over a month due to a subarachnoid hemorrage. About two weeks later while he was still on a respirator fighting for his life he developed cdiff. No one ever mentioned him having the sarcoidosis I have since learned this from his discharge instructions. I wanted to know if it is possible that he contracted sarcoidosis from the cdiff since it can be carried through a bacterial host?
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- Cdifficile treatment
I had drug (cipro) induced cdifficile for three and a half years and was hospitalized 3 times and went through absolute hell until my Dr. finally agreed to do a fecal transplant. Even then the first transfer done via a lower bowel infusion didnt work. Two weeks after the first one he did a full colonoscopy transfer going up as high as my appendix and that one worked immediatly and I have had no furthur bowel problems, no diarrea at all and its' now been well over a year. I took every type of cdiff drug imaginable prior to that. I had to stay on Vancomyicin all the time or I would be spending all my time going back and forth to the john 20 or 30 times a day. I was so ill that I could bearly keep my head up. I couldnt eat without an urgent bathroom trip. I had to wear Depends all the time, my skin was raw and sore from constant wiping. I was given Tinture of Morphine to slow me down. That helped some. My veins collapsed from all the test shots and from the many pints of saline to keep me hydrated. My heart stopped from a lowering of my potassium level and I had to get a pacemaker to control my heart rate. I spent a fortune on the drugs,some costing as much as $1200.00 a month, more than I make working and working was rough. I would have to go to the restroom so often and I work outside where there were frequently no facilities. I would have to bring a complete change of clothes and a disinfecting kit with me to cleanup the restroom. I washed my hands raw. You cant leave that for someone else or they might get sick too as it is highly infectious. Hospitals are not that meticulous either. I once had to go to a Long Island Hospital that failed the precautions test miserably. They assigned me to a room with another patient whose family wanted to eat their meals in our shared room and then use the bathroom. I pitched a fit on them and told them no way were they going to eat in that room or use the bathroom. I can't imagine what that hospital was thinking. Anyway you get the idea....3 years of expensive treatment and all I needed was some healthy donor poop and someone willing to mix it up in a blender and put it in syringe and put it up the wassoo and I was done. Dont let them give you all the expensive treatment if you have a resistant case of cdiff, insist on the fecal transplant right off, you will be very glad you did. The donor should be someone in your family, preferably someone young with lots of good flora for digestion. Someone without other gut problems...they need to test them too. Bring it in the afternoon before and Bingo,you will be back on track the next day. I am open to answer questions or be tested orhelp with anything else you might want to know, just ask me.
- Clindamycin induced clostridium difficile colitis (1 response)
Dentist prescribed 10 day prescription of Clindamycin for tooth ache, where a week after completing it, a near fatal CDiff infection developed. Renal failure and 3 weeks in hospital followed by 2 months of rehab. No probiotics were taken with the antibiotic. Vancomycin and Flagyl cured the CDiff infection.
Advice: DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG, IT IS TOO DESTRUCTIVE!
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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.
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