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Review: could Levaquin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

We study 27,827 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 123 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,767 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 31,415 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 27,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 123 people (0.44%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Clostridium difficile colitis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Levaquin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis0.00%0.00%0.00%2.78%2.78%12.04%31.48%50.93%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Levaquin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (23 people, 18.70%)
  2. Pain (21 people, 17.07%)
  3. Hypertension (13 people, 10.57%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (13 people, 10.57%)
  5. Insomnia (12 people, 9.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Flagyl (48 people, 39.02%)
  2. Protonix (44 people, 35.77%)
  3. Lisinopril (39 people, 31.71%)
  4. Aspirin (39 people, 31.71%)
  5. Reglan (38 people, 30.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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