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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 Neulasta, and have Sleep apnoea syndrome.

We study 18,512 people who have side effects while taking Taxotere from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.

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Taxotere has active ingredients of docetaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxotere 18,577 users)

Clostridium difficile colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Clostridium difficile colitis 3,626 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 18,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxotere. Among them, 58 people (0.31%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

Trend of Clostridium difficile colitis in Taxotere reports

Time on Taxotere when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Clostridium difficile colitis75.00%6.25%0.00%18.75%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

Clostridium difficile colitis75.81%24.19%

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

Clostridium difficile colitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%47.37%5.26%19.30%28.07%

Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Taxotere ** :


How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep apnoea syndrome (22 people, 37.93%)
  2. Pain (21 people, 36.21%)
  3. Bone density decreased (15 people, 25.86%)
  4. Insomnia (7 people, 12.07%)
  5. Prostate cancer (6 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neulasta (32 people, 55.17%)
  2. Ativan (32 people, 55.17%)
  3. Zometa (32 people, 55.17%)
  4. Dexamethasone (31 people, 53.45%)
  5. Aranesp (31 people, 53.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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