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Review: could Macrobid cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Summary: Clostridium difficile colitis could be caused by Macrobid, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take Lisinopril, and have Urinary tract infection.

We study 2,997 people who have side effects while taking Macrobid from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Macrobid

Macrobid (latest outcomes from 3,423 users) has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 30,397 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid. Among them, 7 people (0.24%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis. They amount to 0.02% of all the 30,321 people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Macrobid reports

Time on Macrobid when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

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Gender of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Macrobid * :

FemaleMale
Clostridium difficile colitis100.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%42.86%42.86%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Macrobid ** :

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How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Urinary tract infection (6 people, 85.71%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (3 people, 42.86%)
  3. Hypertension (3 people, 42.86%)
  4. Fatigue (3 people, 42.86%)
  5. Depression (3 people, 42.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (5 people, 71.43%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 42.86%)
  3. Phenergan (3 people, 42.86%)
  4. Uroxatral (3 people, 42.86%)
  5. Meperidine hcl (3 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have never been allergic to anything before. And 6 weeks later this side effect have me suffering of Hives. I would never take it again.

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