Levaquin and Clostridium difficile colitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Flagyl, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 36,669 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA. Among them, 156 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 38,211 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 6,134 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

36,669 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 156 people (0.43%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Levaquin when people have Clostridium Difficile Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Levaquin *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.28 %
  • 30-39: 1.64 %
  • 40-49: 13.93 %
  • 50-59: 27.87 %
  • 60+: 53.28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (35 people, 22.44%)
  • Pain (23 people, 14.74%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (19 people, 12.18%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 12.18%)
  • Insomnia (13 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Flagyl (50 people, 32.05%)
  • Zometa (45 people, 28.85%)
  • Protonix (45 people, 28.85%)
  • Lisinopril (42 people, 26.92%)
  • Aredia (39 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (51 people, 32.69%)
  • Pneumonia (50 people, 32.05%)
  • Pain (46 people, 29.49%)
  • Anaemia (45 people, 28.85%)
  • Back Pain (43 people, 27.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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