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Review: could Isoniazid cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Isoniazid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Pyrazinamide, and have Hiv infection.

We study 7,418 people who have side effects while taking Isoniazid from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Isoniazid

Isoniazid has active ingredients of isoniazid. It is often used in tuberculosis. (latest outcomes from 7,571 Isoniazid users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 7,418 people reported to have side effects when taking Isoniazid. Among them, 180 people (2.43%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Isoniazid reports

Time on Isoniazid when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea37.50%45.00%17.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Isoniazid * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea51.83%48.17%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Isoniazid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%6.47%7.65%14.71%12.94%17.06%12.35%28.82%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Isoniazid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (53 people, 29.44%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (40 people, 22.22%)
  3. Pulmonary tuberculosis (21 people, 11.67%)
  4. Tuberculosis (21 people, 11.67%)
  5. Prophylaxis (21 people, 11.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pyrazinamide (53 people, 29.44%)
  2. Ethambutol hydrochloride (40 people, 22.22%)
  3. Rifampicin (37 people, 20.56%)
  4. Lamivudine (30 people, 16.67%)
  5. Methotrexate (28 people, 15.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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