Review: could Levaquin cause Clostridium Difficile Colitis?


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 29,797 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 133 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 30,490 users)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with death, renal failure acute, drug ineffective, white blood cell count increased, abdominal pain (latest reports from 4,510 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

29,797 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 133 people (0.45%) 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: 57.81 %
  • male: 42.19 %

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: 2.88 %
  • 30-39: 1.92 %
  • 40-49: 13.46 %
  • 50-59: 26.92 %
  • 60+: 54.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (24 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people)
  • Hypertension (15 people)
  • Insomnia (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Flagyl (50 people)
  • Protonix (45 people)
  • Lisinopril (42 people)
  • Zometa (38 people)
  • Aredia (37 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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