Who 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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On Jan, 16, 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.

FDA reports used in this study



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