Review: could Levaquin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?
Summary: Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Flagyl, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 27,860 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,802 Levaquin users)
Clostridium difficile colitis
Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 3,640 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)
On May, 1, 2015: 27,860 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 123 people (0.44%) 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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