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Doxycycline Hyclate vs Bactrim for a male patient aged 41

Summary: 4,176 male patients aged 41 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Doxycycline Hyclate vs Bactrim for a male aged 41. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Doxycycline hyclate (latest outcomes from 2,413 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,500 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

On Mar, 17, 2015: 4,176 male patients aged 37 who take the same drugs are studied in Doxycycline Hyclate vs Bactrim

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male37Staphylococcal Infection

Drugs to compare:

Doxycycline Hyclate doxycycline hyclateWest Ward
Bactrim sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprimMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 37 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Doxycycline Hyclate (West Ward)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Doxycycline Hyclate

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (West Ward)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessBlood Creatinine Increased
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (weakness)
Drug IneffectiveVomiting Nos
DepressionAbdominal Pain Nos
Suicidal IdeationCondition Aggravated
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Alanine Aminotransferase 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 (West Ward)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Suicidal IdeationVomiting
Affective Disorder (mental disorder)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Polyneuropathy (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously)
Alcohol Abuse (problems with alcohol)Nystagmus (a condition of involuntary eye movement)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Nervous System Disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)
AggressionKaposi's Sarcoma (a tumour caused by human herpes virus)
Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)Optic Nerve Disorder (disease of optic nerve)
Disturbance In AttentionOrgan Failure

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Doxycycline Hyclate9.62%30.77%32.69%21.15%5.77%

Comments from or about the patient:

Can any of these be used to treat staph? And which are best?

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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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