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Review: could Vancomycin cause Non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Summary: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma could be caused by Vancomycin, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Plasma, and have Acute graft versus host disease.

We study 2,324 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 2,334 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 2 people (0.09%) have Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma. They amount to 0.01% of all the 30,541 people who have Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Non-hodgkin's lymphoma in Vancomycin hydrochloride reports

Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Non-hodgkin's lymphoma100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Non-hodgkin's lymphoma0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Non-hodgkin's lymphoma0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Non-hodgkin's lymphoma when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Non-hodgkin's lymphoma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acute graft versus host disease (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Febrile neutropenia (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Plasma (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Mycophenolate mofetil (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Voriconazole (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Meropenem (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Amphotericin b (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    srandall on Mar, 13, 2014:

    I am a Caucasian female age 42. On vanco 3rd time for 3weeks this time. First week this time can't breathe normally, stays n cat scan clear, ringing, popping in ears n loss of hearing, frequent urination and way more urine volume. Dr Denys any of these symptoms from vanco as he gives lectures on vanco. I also had kidney function decreases n he says he would prescribe even if kidneys in half failure because vanco is the best! Sending him documents from Mayo saying after 10 days on vanco patients need to be monitored for hearing, kidney and shallow breathing. Maybe he can add to his lectures.

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