Review: could Levaquin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?
This is a review of Clostridium difficile colitis by studying 27,705 people who take Levaquin. We analyze: the time on Levaquin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis, age of these people, the severity of Clostridium difficile colitis, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Levaquin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,740 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Levaquin include pain, pain exacerbated, stress and anxiety, joint pain, weakness.
Clostridium difficile colitis
Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 29,579 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 27,705 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 123 people (0.44%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis. They amount to 0.42% of all the 29,405 people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.
Time on Levaquin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Clostridium difficile colitis||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Levaquin * :
|Clostridium difficile colitis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.78%||2.78%||12.04%||31.48%||50.93% |
Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Levaquin ** :
How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (23 people, 18.70%)
- Pain (21 people, 17.07%)
- Hypertension (13 people, 10.57%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (13 people, 10.57%)
- Insomnia (12 people, 9.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Flagyl (48 people, 39.02%)
- Protonix (44 people, 35.77%)
- Lisinopril (39 people, 31.71%)
- Aspirin (39 people, 31.71%)
- Reglan (38 people, 30.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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