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Review: Bactrim side effects

In this review, we analyze Bactrim side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Bactrim. The review is based on 28,070 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Bactrim

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,388 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim): Septra, Septra Ds, Bactrim Ds, Bactrim Pediatric, Septra Grape, Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim Double Strength, Sulfatrim Pediatric, Sulfatrim, Sulfamethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim Single Strength, Sulfamethoprim-ds, Cotrim, Cotrim D.s., Sulmeprim, Sulmeprim Pediatric, Sulfatrim-ss, Sulfatrim-ds, Uroplus Ss, Uroplus Ds, Trimeth/sulfa.

On Apr, 24, 2014: 28,070 people who reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim are studied

 outcomes

Side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pyrexia
(333 reports)

Nausea
(162 reports)

Rash
(154 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(149 reports)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
(130 reports)

Diarrhoea
(121 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(111 reports)

Vomiting
(111 reports)

Pancytopenia
(97 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(94 reports)

Pyrexia
(99 reports)

Neutropenia
(73 reports)

Anaemia
(66 reports)

Diarrhoea
(64 reports)

Agranulocytosis
(58 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(50 reports)

Vomiting
(47 reports)

Sepsis
(45 reports)

Pancytopenia
(44 reports)

Nausea
(38 reports)

Anaemia
(16 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(16 reports)

Agranulocytosis
(14 reports)

Neutropenia
(12 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(11 reports)

Renal Impairment
(11 reports)

Cytomegalovirus Infection
(11 reports)

Septic Shock
(11 reports)

Pyrexia
(10 reports)

Leukopenia
(9 reports)

Nausea
(17 reports)

Death
(15 reports)

Diarrhoea
(14 reports)

Dizziness
(11 reports)

Anaemia
(10 reports)

Weight Decreased
(10 reports)

Vomiting
(9 reports)

Dehydration
(9 reports)

Pancytopenia
(9 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(9 reports)

Lactic Acidosis
(22 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(21 reports)

Diarrhoea
(18 reports)

Dehydration
(17 reports)

Hyperkalaemia
(14 reports)

Malaise
(10 reports)

Nausea
(9 reports)

Decreased Appetite
(8 reports)

Headache
(7 reports)

Anuria
(6 reports)

Anaemia
(5 reports)

Weight Decreased
(5 reports)

Liver Function Test Abnormal
(4 reports)

Asthenia
(4 reports)

Pulmonary Embolism
(4 reports)

Pyrexia
(4 reports)

Jaundice
(4 reports)

Abdominal Pain
(3 reports)

Nausea
(3 reports)

Vomiting
(3 reports)

Hypertension Nos
(4 reports)

Hiv Wasting Syndrome
(4 reports)

Pancytopenia
(4 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(4 reports)

Urinary Tract Infection Nos
(4 reports)

Dehydration
(4 reports)

Diarrhoea Nos
(3 reports)

Fatigue
(3 reports)

Vomiting Nos
(3 reports)

Pyrexia
(2 reports)

Pain
(955 reports)

Pyrexia
(846 reports)

Nausea
(783 reports)

Anxiety
(723 reports)

Vomiting
(682 reports)

Dyspnoea
(679 reports)

Diarrhoea
(674 reports)

Anaemia
(641 reports)

Fatigue
(574 reports)

Pneumonia
(556 reports)

Side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common side effects Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus
(112 reports)

Blood Lactic Acid Increased
(97 reports)

Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
(82 reports)

Neutropenia Neonatal
(76 reports)

Hypertriglyceridaemia
(60 reports)

Neutropenia
(60 reports)

Neonatal Disorder Nos
(45 reports)

Anaemia Neonatal
(39 reports)

Pyrexia
(37 reports)

Neonatal Disorder
(37 reports)

Pyrexia
(150 reports)

Neutropenia
(63 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(57 reports)

Vomiting
(55 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(52 reports)

Diarrhoea
(50 reports)

Cough
(41 reports)

Tachycardia
(37 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(37 reports)

Dehydration
(35 reports)

Pyrexia
(203 reports)

Nausea
(117 reports)

Vomiting
(102 reports)

Anxiety
(89 reports)

Headache
(85 reports)

Fatigue
(78 reports)

Hypotension
(78 reports)

Depression
(77 reports)

Dyspnoea
(77 reports)

Arthralgia
(70 reports)

Pyrexia
(214 reports)

Nausea
(134 reports)

Vomiting
(101 reports)

Pain
(90 reports)

Fatigue
(75 reports)

Abdominal Pain
(70 reports)

Headache
(64 reports)

Pulmonary Embolism
(63 reports)

Pain In Extremity
(63 reports)

Diarrhoea
(62 reports)

Pyrexia
(415 reports)

Nausea
(255 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(128 reports)

Fatigue
(125 reports)

Diarrhoea
(111 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(111 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(109 reports)

Vomiting
(108 reports)

Asthenia
(108 reports)

Condition Aggravated
(107 reports)

Pyrexia
(544 reports)

Nausea
(419 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(292 reports)

Pain
(278 reports)

Asthenia
(247 reports)

Anaemia
(240 reports)

Fatigue
(235 reports)

Diarrhoea
(234 reports)

Weight Decreased
(231 reports)

Vomiting
(229 reports)

Pyrexia
(473 reports)

Nausea
(338 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(254 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(238 reports)

Diarrhoea
(229 reports)

Dyspnoea
(216 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(200 reports)

Vomiting
(195 reports)

Anaemia
(193 reports)

Fatigue
(188 reports)

Pyrexia
(629 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(498 reports)

Nausea
(466 reports)

Asthenia
(452 reports)

Dyspnoea
(428 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(386 reports)

Pain
(383 reports)

Fatigue
(381 reports)

Anaemia
(375 reports)

Pneumonia
(370 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.
    Have had quadruple heart bypass,AAA,permanent thrombosis in leg from vein harvest, double (saddlebag) pulmonary emboli.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Causing weight loss, reduced appetite, lethargy

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