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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 28,147 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 29,478 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 Nov, 30, 2014: 28,147 people who reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim are studied

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Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Anaemia (lack of 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)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in 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)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)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 Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)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)Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)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)Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)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)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Asthenia (weakness)DiarrhoeaVomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Haemoglobin DecreasedDepressionPain 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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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • During the final day of my 10 day treatment, using Sulfamethoxazole, my lips began getting dry. The following morning, this trend continued, and after another 24 hours, my lips have become extremely painful. This has not subsided, whatsoever, and has become worse over the course of the last 3 days...

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Just started Prozac 4 weeks ago with no side effects. Became ill with UTI, doctor prescribed Bactrim & Phenergan. Within a day, I had severe muscle rigidity in my jaw, neck, shoulders & abdomen. It was not like a "leg cramp" and nothing I have ever experienced. I stopped taking the Prozac and the next day, the symptom stopped. I am still on the course of antibiotics & I've had a dose of Phenergan, so Prozac is definitely part of the problem. My guess is that it should not be combined with another drug I am currently taking. Please advise. Thanks.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • tinging and gum recession

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  • Can sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds, raise or lower blood sugar. (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Yeast Infection - Vagina, UTI - Acute, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim)
    Symptoms the last 10 days are chills, sweating, light fever (98.9 to 100) sometimes. General malaise, tired, poor sleep. Just depressed, because of the recurrent Infection that no antibiotics (supposedly the bacteria Klesiella-pneumoniae is Sensitive to all the antibiotics I have taken so far)has cl ...
  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Psoriasis, and takes Daptomycin, Bactrim, Levaquin, Vancomycin Hydrochloride, Clindamycin Phosphate In Dextrose 5%)
    had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?
  • What can i do about nausea from generic bactrim (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Nausea, and takes Bactrim Ds)
    I want to know what I can do to combat nausea from this drug
  • Can fever be caused by parkinson's disease (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 62 year old man who has Sleepiness - During The Day, Shaking Hands, Feeling Of Being Pulled Backwords, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Hand Grasping , Hand Tremor, Extremely Short Term Memory Loss, Slow Thought Expression, Intermittent Low Grade Fever, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Lasix, Eplerenone)
    I have had 2 attacks which included: Intermittent Low Grade Fever, Hand Tremor, Hand Grasping , and Feelings Of Worthlessness. I have osteopenia and chronic liver cirrhosis.
  • I want to try a turmeric tonic for abscesses caused by staph. i am on bactrim ds and an concerned of the interactions. does anyone have advice or other remedies i could try? (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 31 year old woman who has Infection - Skin - Staph, and takes Bactrim Ds, Turmeric)
    I have 5 pretty bad abscesses from the staph infection. 3 of them finally started to drain but two are big and painful with no head. I have tried warm compresses, cannabis oil, alcohol wipes, and an Apple Cider Vinegar/baking soda paste. If I don't get them to drain I'll have to have them lanced thi ...

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    (Posted by a 35 year old woman who has Severe Abdominal Pain For Months, and takes Bactrim)
    I get bladder infections on a regular basis. I do not have a doctor so I end up in the ER every time. I normally go to the same ER but not all the time. I have been prescribed medications like Cipro and Bactrim. Cipro usually knocks out the infection but I always get another one. For the last thre ...
  • Something should be done....
    (Posted by a 34 year old woman who has Sever Knee An Muscle Pain, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim)
    Medicine had my kness aching badly. Cause my legs to lock up where I couldn't bend then. Had to elevate for 2weeks. Feeling better but they still hurt and knees keep popping. Had to take fluid pills cause they were so swollen.
  • Interaction between bactrim & vit c
    (Posted by a 41 year old man who has Tachycardia Paroxysmal, and takes Bactrim)
    I drank one tablet of bactrim with glass of vit C (1 tablet), after 5 minutes I became red (face & eyes) with high tachycardia and high pressure in the ears. After 15 minutes I observed differents red points on the skin (hand, arms & legs). I would like to inform you that I took in the past bact ...

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