Macrobid and Clostridium difficile colitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Macrobid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Lisinopril, and have Urinary tract infection . We study 4,254 people who have side effects while taking Macrobid from FDA. Among them, 13 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Macrobid

Macrobid has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Macrobid 4,913 users)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 6,134 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

4,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid.
Among them, 13 people (0.31%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Macrobid cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Gender of people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Macrobid *:

  • female: 84.62 %
  • male: 15.38 %

Age of people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Macrobid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 8.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 41.67 %
  • 60+: 41.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (6 people, 46.15%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 38.46%)
  • Depression (5 people, 38.46%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 30.77%)
  • Fatigue (4 people, 30.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (5 people, 38.46%)
  • Uroxatral (4 people, 30.77%)
  • Provigil (4 people, 30.77%)
  • Phenergan (4 people, 30.77%)
  • Lexapro (4 people, 30.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (6 people, 46.15%)
  • Rectal Ulcer (3 people, 23.08%)
  • Pain (3 people, 23.08%)
  • Nausea (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Gastritis (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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