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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 28,170 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 29,495 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 Mar, 2, 2015: 28,170 people who reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)Anaemia (lack of blood)Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Anaemia (lack of blood)DeathRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Weight DecreasedHiv Wasting Syndrome (aids wasting syndrome occurs when you have aids and lose at least 10% of your body weight -- especially muscle)Pyrexia (fever)
Rash (redness)Anaemia (lack of blood)Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaAsthenia (weakness)Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)DiarrhoeaNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)DizzinessDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Liver Function Test AbnormalRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Anxiety
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)Anaemia (lack of blood)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)Urinary Tract Infection NosVomiting
DiarrhoeaThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Weight DecreasedMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
VomitingVomitingCytomegalovirus InfectionVomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)Diarrhoea NosDiarrhoea
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Pyrexia (fever)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Headache (pain in head)Abdominal PainVomiting NosFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)DepressionVomitingPyrexia (fever)Pneumonia

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Blood Lactic Acid IncreasedNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedVomitingVomitingRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Neutropenia Neonatal (an abnormally low number of neutrophils in below a month baby)VomitingAnxietyPainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)PainRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Asthenia (weakness)
Hypertriglyceridaemia (excess of triglycerides in the blood)Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)DiarrhoeaAsthenia (weakness)DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)DiarrhoeaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Abdominal PainThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Anaemia (lack of blood)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Neonatal Disorder Nos (disease of neonates)CoughHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Headache (pain in head)Blood Creatinine IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Creatinine IncreasedPain
Anaemia NeonatalTachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)DepressionPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Asthenia (weakness)DiarrhoeaVomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Haemoglobin DecreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain In ExtremityVomitingWeight DecreasedAnaemia (lack of blood)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Neonatal Disorder (disease of neonates)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Arthralgia (joint pain)DiarrhoeaCondition AggravatedVomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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