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Doxycycline Hyclate vs Bactrim for a female patient aged 55

Summary: 3,379 female patients aged 55 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Doxycycline Hyclate vs Bactrim for a female aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Doxycycline hyclate (latest outcomes from 2,410 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,495 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

On Feb, 19, 2015: 3,379 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Doxycycline Hyclate vs Bactrim

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female51Skin Bacterial Infection

Drugs to compare:

Doxycycline Hyclate doxycycline hyclateHalsey
Bactrim sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprimMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (Halsey)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Headache (pain in head)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DiarrhoeaThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
VomitingHeadache (pain in head)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Blood Creatinine Increased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (Halsey)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Lipodystrophy Acquired (a regional loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue which usually starts in the face, extends downward acquired)
Dermatitis Simplex Erythematosa (a chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, characterized by a red or rosy coloration)Constipation
VomitingAnaemia (lack of blood)
Cellulitis Staphylococcal (a type of bacteria originated skin soft tissue infection)Herpes Simplex (herpes simplex is a common viral infection)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Urine Abnormality
Vision BlurredRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Pain In ExtremityLactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Pneumocystis Jiroveci Infection (fungal infection of the lungs)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Doxycycline Hyclate5.71%30.48%28.57%26.67%8.57%

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On eHealthMe, Doxycycline Hyclate (doxycycline hyclate) is often used to treat acne. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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