Gentamicin and Meningitis listeria - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Meningitis listeria is found among people who take Gentamicin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Gentamicin and have Meningitis listeria. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,609 people who have side effects when taking Gentamicin 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 May, 26, 2023

18,609 people reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin.
Among them, 6 people (0.03%) have Meningitis listeria.

What is Gentamicin?

Gentamicin has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection. eHealthMe is studying from 18,740 Gentamicin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Meningitis listeria?

Meningitis listeria (a bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges)) is found to be associated with 261 drugs and 132 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Gentamicin and Meningitis listeria reports submitted per year:

Could Gentamicin cause Meningitis listeria?

Time on Gentamicin when people have Meningitis listeria *:

  • < 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 Meningitis listeria when taking Gentamicin *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Meningitis listeria when taking Gentamicin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 16.67 %
  • 10-19: 33.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Gentamicin *:

  1. Vancomycin: 4 people, 66.67%
  2. Vicodin: 1 person, 16.67%
  3. Methotrexate: 1 person, 16.67%
  4. Ativan: 1 person, 16.67%
  5. Cardizem: 1 person, 16.67%
  6. Celebrex: 1 person, 16.67%
  7. Depakote: 1 person, 16.67%
  8. Folic Acid: 1 person, 16.67%
  9. Keppra: 1 person, 16.67%
  10. Lamictal: 1 person, 16.67%

Common side effects people have besides Meningitis listeria *:

  1. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death): 3 people, 50.00%
  2. Listeria Sepsis (listeria blood infection): 3 people, 50.00%
  3. Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition): 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Cns Ventriculitis (inflammation of the ventricles in the brain): 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood): 2 people, 33.33%
  6. Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection): 2 people, 33.33%
  7. Oedema (fluid collection in tissue): 2 people, 33.33%
  8. Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves): 2 people, 33.33%
  9. Listeriosis (a food borne illness caused by listeria monocytogenes, bacteria found in soil and water): 2 people, 33.33%
  10. Tumor: 2 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 2 people, 33.33%
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1 person, 16.67%
  3. Aplastic Anemia: 1 person, 16.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Gentamicin and have Meningitis listeria?

Check whether Meningitis listeria 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 gentamicin sulfate (the active ingredients of Gentamicin) and Gentamicin (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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