Cefoxitin and Ototoxicity - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Ototoxicity is reported only by a few people who take Cefoxitin.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Cefoxitin and have Ototoxicity. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 561 people who have side effects while taking Cefoxitin from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 20, 2022

561 people reported to have side effects when taking Cefoxitin.
Among them, 2 people (0.36%) have Ototoxicity.

What is Cefoxitin?

Cefoxitin has active ingredients of cefoxitin sodium. eHealthMe is studying from 547 Cefoxitin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Ototoxicity?

Ototoxicity (damage to the ear) is found to be associated with 599 drugs and 337 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Cefoxitin and Ototoxicity reports submitted per year:

Could Cefoxitin cause Ototoxicity?

Gender of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Cefoxitin *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Cefoxitin *:

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

Common drugs people take besides Cefoxitin *:

  1. Vincristine Sulfate: 1 person, 50.00%
  2. Methotrexate Sodium: 1 person, 50.00%
  3. Gentamicin Sulfate: 1 person, 50.00%
  4. Cyclophosphamide: 1 person, 50.00%

Common side effects people have besides Ototoxicity *:

  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 1 person, 50.00%
  2. Ruptured Eardrum (tear in eardrum): 1 person, 50.00%
  3. Rash Maculo-Papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps): 1 person, 50.00%
  4. Psychotic Disorder: 1 person, 50.00%
  5. Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur): 1 person, 50.00%
  6. Neurosensory Hypoacusis (a type of hearing loss in which the root cause lies in the vestibulocochlear nerve): 1 person, 50.00%
  7. Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged: 1 person, 50.00%
  8. Drug Intolerance (drug sensitivity): 1 person, 50.00%
  9. Deafness Neurosensory: 1 person, 50.00%
  10. Confusional State: 1 person, 50.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Mycobacterium Abscessus Infection (rapid growing bacterial infection): 1 person, 50.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Cefoxitin and have Ototoxicity?

Check whether Ototoxicity is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on cefoxitin sodium (the active ingredients of Cefoxitin) and Cefoxitin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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