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Bactrim vs Macrobid, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 53

This is personalized comparison of Bactrim vs Macrobid for a female aged 53. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 24, 2014: 2,909 people are studied in Bactrim vs Macrobid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female48Bladder Infection

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Bactrim sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprimnot specified
Macrobid nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystallinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 48 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

BactrimMacrobid
Stomach Discomfort0.09%0.62%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BactrimMacrobid
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (weakness)
VomitingUrinary Tract Infection
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Pyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cough
Arthralgia (joint pain)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BactrimMacrobid
Lipodystrophy Acquired (a regional loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue which usually starts in the face, extends downward acquired)Lung Disorder (lung disease)
ConstipationDrug Toxicity
Anaemia (lack of blood)Transaminases Increased
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Respiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)
Urine AbnormalityNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
DiarrhoeaOrganising Pneumonia (pathologically by the presence in the distal air spaces of buds of granulation tissue)
Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Impaired Work Ability
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Hypoxia (low oxygen conditions)
Herpes Simplex (herpes simplex is a common viral infection)Dyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

BactrimMacrobid
Stomach Discomfort0.08%0.57%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BactrimMacrobid
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Urinary Tract Infection
VomitingAsthenia (weakness)
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaPyrexia (fever)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Cough
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BactrimMacrobid
Lipodystrophy Acquired (a regional loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue which usually starts in the face, extends downward acquired)Lung Disorder (lung disease)
ConstipationVasovagal Attack (malaise mediated by the vagus nerve)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Transaminases Increased
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Drug Toxicity
Urine AbnormalityRespiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Respiratory Disorder (respiratory disease)
DiarrhoeaNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Herpes Simplex (herpes simplex is a common viral infection)Organising Pneumonia (pathologically by the presence in the distal air spaces of buds of granulation tissue)
Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Impaired Work Ability

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Related topic: Bactrim, Bladder Infection, Macrobid

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On eHealthMe, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. Macrobid (nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline) 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.

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