Review: could Taxotere cause Clostridium Difficile Colitis?


Summary

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Taxotere, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Sleep apnoea syndrome . We study 18,335 people who have side effects while taking Taxotere from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Taxotere

Taxotere has active ingredients of docetaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxotere 18,381 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, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 3,535 Clostridium difficile colitis patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

18,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxotere.
Among them, 57 people (0.31%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxotere cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Taxotere when people have Clostridium Difficile Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 73.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 73.68 %
  • male: 26.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 48.08 %
  • 40-49: 3.85 %
  • 50-59: 17.31 %
  • 60+: 30.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (22 people)
  • Bone Density Decreased (15 people)
  • Pain (5 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (5 people)
  • Insomnia (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (32 people)
  • Neulasta (32 people)
  • Ativan (32 people)
  • Aranesp (31 people)
  • Decadron (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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