Will you have C. difficile colitis with Peridex - from FDA reports


C. difficile colitis is found among people who take Peridex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,074 people who have side effects when taking Peridex from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on chlorhexidine gluconate (the active ingredients of Peridex) and Peridex (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of C. difficile colitis are also considered in the study.

What is Peridex?

Peridex has active ingredients of chlorhexidine gluconate. (latest outcomes from Peridex 2,087 users)

What is C. difficile colitis?

C. difficile colitis has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, pain, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 8,153 C. difficile colitis patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 23, 2019

2,074 people reported to have side effects when taking Peridex.
Among them, 33 people (1.59%) have C. difficile colitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Peridex cause C. difficile colitis?

Gender of people who have C. difficile colitis when taking Peridex *:

  • female: 78.12 %
  • male: 21.88 %

Age of people who have C. difficile colitis when taking Peridex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 35.71 %
  • 60+: 32.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 11 people, 33.33%
  2. Bone Disorder: 10 people, 30.30%
  3. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 7 people, 21.21%
  4. Breast Cancer: 6 people, 18.18%
  5. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 3 people, 9.09%
  6. Pain: 3 people, 9.09%
  7. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 3 people, 9.09%
  8. Bone Loss: 2 people, 6.06%
  9. Stress And Anxiety: 2 people, 6.06%
  10. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 2 people, 6.06%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 26 people, 78.79%
  2. Metoprolol Tartrate: 17 people, 51.52%
  3. Flexeril: 16 people, 48.48%
  4. Lisinopril: 16 people, 48.48%
  5. Aranesp: 15 people, 45.45%
  6. Lovenox: 15 people, 45.45%
  7. Lasix: 14 people, 42.42%
  8. Neurontin: 12 people, 36.36%
  9. Percocet: 12 people, 36.36%
  10. Ativan: 12 people, 36.36%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 25 people, 75.76%
  2. Pain: 25 people, 75.76%
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 22 people, 66.67%
  4. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 22 people, 66.67%
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood): 21 people, 63.64%
  6. Depression: 21 people, 63.64%
  7. Tooth Loss: 20 people, 60.61%
  8. Pneumonia: 20 people, 60.61%
  9. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 20 people, 60.61%
  10. Atelectasis (partial or complete collapse of the lung): 19 people, 57.58%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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