Review: could Vicodin cause Sepsis?


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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 35,391 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 580 have Sepsis. Find out below who they are, when they have Sepsis and more.

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Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 38,891 users)


Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death) has been reported by people with septic shock, death, renal failure acute, haemoglobin decreased, multi-organ failure (latest reports from 46,496 Sepsis patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

35,391 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin.
Among them, 580 people (1.64%) have Sepsis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vicodin cause Sepsis?

Time on Vicodin when people have Sepsis *:

  • < 1 month: 76.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.69 %

Gender of people who have Sepsis when taking Vicodin *:

  • female: 54.22 %
  • male: 45.78 %

Age of people who have Sepsis when taking Vicodin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.4 %
  • 30-39: 5.62 %
  • 40-49: 12.05 %
  • 50-59: 31.33 %
  • 60+: 50.4 %

Severity if Sepsis when taking Vicodin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (85 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (70 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (62 people)
  • Depression (58 people)
  • Breast Cancer (54 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (189 people)
  • Prednisone (147 people)
  • Lasix (144 people)
  • Aredia (143 people)
  • Neurontin (136 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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