Vancomycin hcl and Clostridium difficile colitis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data

Summary:

Clostridium difficile colitis is found among people who take Vancomycin hcl, 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 Vancomycin hcl and have Clostridium difficile colitis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,300 people who have side effects when taking Vancomycin hcl from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.



On May, 12, 2022

6,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hcl.
Among them, 58 people (0.92%) have Clostridium difficile colitis.


What is Vancomycin hcl?

Vancomycin hcl has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in clostridium difficile colitis. eHealthMe is studying from 6,404 Vancomycin hcl users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Clostridium difficile colitis?

Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) is found to be associated with 1,895 drugs and 1,576 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Vancomycin hcl and Clostridium difficile colitis reports submitted per year:

Could Vancomycin hcl cause Clostridium difficile colitis?

Time on Vancomycin hcl when people have Clostridium difficile colitis *:

  • < 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 Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Vancomycin hcl *:

  • female: 54.72 %
  • male: 45.28 %

Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Vancomycin hcl *:

  • 0-1: 2.22 %
  • 2-9: 2.22 %
  • 10-19: 2.22 %
  • 20-29: 2.22 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.67 %
  • 50-59: 17.78 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Vancomycin hcl *:

  1. Flagyl: 13 people, 22.41%
  2. Lasix: 12 people, 20.69%
  3. Ambien: 10 people, 17.24%
  4. Nexium: 10 people, 17.24%
  5. Zofran: 10 people, 17.24%
  6. Synthroid: 10 people, 17.24%
  7. Percocet: 9 people, 15.52%
  8. Omeprazole: 9 people, 15.52%
  9. Zometa: 9 people, 15.52%
  10. Prednisone: 9 people, 15.52%

Common side effects people have besides Clostridium difficile colitis *:

  1. Diarrhea: 16 people, 27.59%
  2. Fever: 13 people, 22.41%
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 11 people, 18.97%
  4. Cellulitis (infection under the skin): 11 people, 18.97%
  5. Drug Ineffective: 10 people, 17.24%
  6. Injury: 10 people, 17.24%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 9 people, 15.52%
  8. Pain: 9 people, 15.52%
  9. Rashes (redness): 9 people, 15.52%
  10. Abdominal Pain: 9 people, 15.52%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 12 people, 20.69%
  2. Fever: 5 people, 8.62%
  3. Diabetes: 5 people, 8.62%
  4. Pain: 5 people, 8.62%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 4 people, 6.90%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 4 people, 6.90%
  7. Clostridial Infection (infectious conditions by clostridium bacteria): 4 people, 6.90%
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 4 people, 6.90%
  9. Breast Cancer: 3 people, 5.17%
  10. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 3 people, 5.17%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Vancomycin hcl and have Clostridium difficile colitis?

Check whether Clostridium difficile colitis 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 vancomycin hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Vancomycin hcl) and Vancomycin hcl (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+ peer-reviewed 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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