Review: could Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim cause Clostridium Difficile Colitis?


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fluconazole, and have Urinary tract infection . We study 5,139 people who have side effects while taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim 5,687 users)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with death, renal failure acute, drug ineffective, white blood cell count increased, abdominal pain (latest reports from 4,510 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

5,139 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim.
Among them, 21 people (0.41%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim when people have Clostridium Difficile Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim *:

  • female: 47.06 %
  • male: 52.94 %

Age of people who have Clostridium Difficile Colitis when taking Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.53 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 31.58 %
  • 50-59: 15.79 %
  • 60+: 42.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (5 people)
  • Prophylaxis (3 people)
  • Immunosuppression (2 people)
  • Glomerulonephritis Rapidly Progressive (2 people)
  • Diarrhoea (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (8 people)
  • Fluconazole (8 people)
  • Tacrolimus (5 people)
  • Prednisone (5 people)
  • Methylprednisolone (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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