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Bactrim vs Macrobid for a female patient aged 54

Summary: 2,952 female patients aged 54 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Bactrim vs Macrobid for a female aged 54. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,501 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Macrobid (latest outcomes from 3,451 users) has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

What is the symptom

Stomach Discomfort (pain in abdomen) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 8,122 Stomach Discomfort patients)

On Mar, 25, 2015: 2,952 female patients aged 48 who take the same drugs 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 Discomfort0.17%1.25%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BactrimMacrobid
PyrexiaNausea
NauseaChest Pain
HeadacheUrinary Tract Infection
VomitingAsthenia
AstheniaHeadache
Chest PainFatigue
DiarrhoeaPyrexia
AnaemiaDyspnoea
FatigueCough
ArthralgiaOedema Peripheral

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 AcquiredLung Disorder
ConstipationDrug Toxicity
AnaemiaTransaminases Increased
Diabetes MellitusRespiratory Distress
Renal Failure AcuteNeuropathy Peripheral
DiarrhoeaOrganising Pneumonia
Lactic AcidosisLiver Disorder
Urine AbnormalityImpaired Work Ability
HyperkalaemiaHypoxia
Herpes SimplexDyspnoea Exertional

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Bactrim9.76%37.80%20.73%21.95%9.76%
Macrobid15.79%26.32%26.32%26.32%5.26%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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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.

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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