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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 8,260 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 8,318 users) has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

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Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 31,379 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 8,260 people reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin. Among them, 32 people (0.39%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

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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  • I am highly allergic to gentamicin and avoid all aminoglycosides. does clindamycin fall in this category and do i need to avoid taking it?
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Chronic Sinusitis, and takes Gentamicin)
    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.

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    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 k ...

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