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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 27,850 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,790 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 3,639 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 27,850 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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  • From this study (13 hours ago):

  • I have had C-diff since 9/3 2014. I am on my 5th reoccurrence of it, and I took flagyl twice and vancomyacin with the secondary medication. no relief. Ended in the hospital with dehydration, lack of potassium and felt horrible.
    My moods, have been up and down, since I just came down with a bladder infection two weeks before my fecal transplant and it took them a week to give me the antibiotics. They gave me bacteria, and all of the sudden on the 4th day my knees hurt, my upper thighs. I do wonder what is wrong. I have always been a very compliant do not complain patient but gosh, I feel like I am going to die from .
    I do not know how I can continue to work?

    Reply

  • From this study (13 hours ago):

  • I have had C-diff since 9/3 2014. I am on my 5th reoccurrence of it, and I took flagyl twice and vancomyacin with the secondary medication. no relief. Ended in the hospital with dehydration, lack of potassium and felt horrible.
    My moods, have been up and down, since I just came down with a bladder infection two weeks before my fecal transplant and it took them a week to give me the antibiotics. They gave me bacteria, and all of the sudden on the 4th day my knees hurt, my upper thighs. I do wonder what is wrong. I have always been a very compliant do not complain patient but gosh, I feel like I am going to die.
    I do not know how I can continue to work?

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • I had the flu several weeks ago and took this sinus infection and cannot seem to get over it. I am on day 7 of antibiotic and took 5 day of prednisone. I have had 3 sinus surgeries before. My chest is hurting more this time. I am kinda worried the infection might be in my chest wall that is making it hurt.

    Reply

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