Ceftriaxone and Crohn's disease - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Crohn's disease is found among people who take Ceftriaxone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Ceftriaxone and have Crohn's disease. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 33,453 people who have side effects when taking Ceftriaxone from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

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 Feb, 07, 2023

33,453 people reported to have side effects when taking Ceftriaxone.
Among them, 65 people (0.19%) have Crohn's disease.

What is Ceftriaxone?

Ceftriaxone has active ingredients of ceftriaxone sodium. It is often used in typhoid fever. eHealthMe is studying from 33,567 Ceftriaxone users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) is found to be associated with 2,462 drugs and 1,949 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Ceftriaxone and Crohn's disease reports submitted per year:

Could Ceftriaxone cause Crohn's disease?

Time on Ceftriaxone when people have Crohn's disease *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Ceftriaxone *:

  • female: 68.09 %
  • male: 31.91 %

Age of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Ceftriaxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 9.3 %
  • 10-19: 13.95 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 16.28 %
  • 40-49: 4.65 %
  • 50-59: 6.98 %
  • 60+: 48.84 %

Common drugs people take besides Ceftriaxone *:

  1. Zopiclone: 11 people, 16.92%
  2. Imuran: 9 people, 13.85%
  3. Flagyl: 6 people, 9.23%
  4. Inflectra: 6 people, 9.23%
  5. Vancomycin: 5 people, 7.69%
  6. Humira: 5 people, 7.69%
  7. Metronidazole: 5 people, 7.69%
  8. Morphine: 4 people, 6.15%
  9. Prednisolone: 3 people, 4.62%
  10. Acetaminophen: 3 people, 4.62%

Common side effects people have besides Crohn's disease *:

  1. Haematochezia (passage of stools containing blood): 30 people, 46.15%
  2. Diarrhea: 29 people, 44.62%
  3. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 28 people, 43.08%
  4. Joint Pain: 27 people, 41.54%
  5. Anal Fissure: 27 people, 41.54%
  6. Proctalgia (pain in the rectum): 27 people, 41.54%
  7. Weight Increased: 11 people, 16.92%
  8. Canker Sores (painful, open sore in the mouth): 11 people, 16.92%
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood): 9 people, 13.85%
  10. Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer): 9 people, 13.85%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pseudomonas Infection (pseudomonas infection is caused by a bacterium, pseudomonas aeruginosa): 4 people, 6.15%
  2. Staphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria): 3 people, 4.62%
  3. Bacterial Infection: 3 people, 4.62%
  4. Urinary Tract Infection: 2 people, 3.08%
  5. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 2 people, 3.08%
  6. Short-Bowel Syndrome (a condition in which the body cannot absorb enough fluids and nutrients because part of the small intestine is missing): 1 person, 1.54%
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1 person, 1.54%
  8. Anal Fistula: 1 person, 1.54%
  9. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 1 person, 1.54%
  10. Campylobacter Infection (infection by the campylobacter bacterium): 1 person, 1.54%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Ceftriaxone and have Crohn's disease?

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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 ceftriaxone sodium (the active ingredients of Ceftriaxone) and Ceftriaxone (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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