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Review: could Vicodin cause Sepsis?

Summary: Sepsis is found among people who take Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 32,564 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 561 have Sepsis. Find out below who they are, when they have Sepsis and more.

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Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 35,329 Vicodin users)

Sepsis

Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, preventive health care. (latest reports from 54,819 Sepsis patients)

On Jan, 7, 2015: 32,564 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 678 people (2.08%) have Sepsis.

Trend of Sepsis in Vicodin reports

Time on Vicodin when people have Sepsis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sepsis90.91%9.09%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sepsis when taking Vicodin * :

FemaleMale
Sepsis53.11%46.89%

Age of people who have Sepsis when taking Vicodin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sepsis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.65%4.72%13.33%31.06%50.24%

Severity of Sepsis when taking Vicodin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sepsis0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sepsis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (83 people, 12.24%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (71 people, 10.47%)
  3. Metastases to bone (55 people, 8.11%)
  4. Depression (51 people, 7.52%)
  5. Breast cancer (50 people, 7.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (189 people, 27.88%)
  2. Zometa (171 people, 25.22%)
  3. Prednisone (165 people, 24.34%)
  4. Lasix (162 people, 23.89%)
  5. Neurontin (141 people, 20.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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