Cefuroxime and Upper limb fracture - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Upper limb fracture is found among people who take Cefuroxime, 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 Cefuroxime and have Upper limb fracture. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 12,467 people who have side effects when taking Cefuroxime 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 Mar, 26, 2023

12,467 people reported to have side effects when taking Cefuroxime.
Among them, 10 people (0.08%) have Upper limb fracture.

What is Cefuroxime?

Cefuroxime has active ingredients of cefuroxime sodium. It is often used in sinusitis. eHealthMe is studying from 12,650 Cefuroxime users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Upper limb fracture?

Upper limb fracture is found to be associated with 1,777 drugs and 951 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Cefuroxime and Upper limb fracture reports submitted per year:

Could Cefuroxime cause Upper limb fracture?

Time on Cefuroxime when people have Upper limb fracture *:

  • < 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 Upper limb fracture when taking Cefuroxime *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Upper limb fracture when taking Cefuroxime *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 42.86 %

Common drugs people take besides Cefuroxime *:

  1. Pantoprazole: 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Proair Hfa: 4 people, 40.00%
  3. Combivir: 3 people, 30.00%
  4. Reyataz: 3 people, 30.00%
  5. Escitalopram: 3 people, 30.00%
  6. Norvir: 3 people, 30.00%
  7. Lyrica: 2 people, 20.00%
  8. Pifeltro: 2 people, 20.00%
  9. Oxycodone: 2 people, 20.00%
  10. Odefsey: 2 people, 20.00%

Common side effects people have besides Upper limb fracture *:

  1. Back Pain: 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 4 people, 40.00%
  3. Fall: 4 people, 40.00%
  4. Emotional Distress: 3 people, 30.00%
  5. Pain: 3 people, 30.00%
  6. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable): 3 people, 30.00%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 3 people, 30.00%
  8. Humerus Fracture (injury to the upper arm bone): 3 people, 30.00%
  9. Chronic Kidney Disease: 3 people, 30.00%
  10. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 3 people, 30.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Hiv Infection: 3 people, 30.00%
  2. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)): 2 people, 20.00%
  3. Tonsillitis (inflammation of tonsil): 1 person, 10.00%
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1 person, 10.00%
  5. Pain In Extremity: 1 person, 10.00%
  6. Pain: 1 person, 10.00%
  7. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1 person, 10.00%
  8. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 1 person, 10.00%
  9. Dry Skin: 1 person, 10.00%
  10. Cough: 1 person, 10.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Cefuroxime and have Upper limb fracture?

Check whether Upper limb fracture 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 cefuroxime sodium (the active ingredients of Cefuroxime) and Cefuroxime (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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