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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 female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fluconazole, and have Urinary tract infection.

We study 5,534 people who have side effects while taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 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 (latest outcomes from 5,746 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Trend of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim reports

Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) (latest reports from 31,379 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 5,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Among them, 22 people (0.40%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim reports

Time on Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim 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%

Gender of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim * :

FemaleMale
Clostridium difficile colitis55.00%45.00%

Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Clostridium difficile colitis0.00%0.00%9.09%0.00%0.00%27.27%27.27%36.36%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Urinary tract infection (5 people, 22.73%)
  2. Prophylaxis (4 people, 18.18%)
  3. Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (2 people, 9.09%)
  4. Chronic graft versus host disease (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Glomerulonephritis rapidly progressive (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluconazole (9 people, 40.91%)
  2. Mycophenolate mofetil (8 people, 36.36%)
  3. Prednisone (6 people, 27.27%)
  4. Methylprednisolone (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Ciprofloxacin (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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