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Cipro vs Bactrim, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 70

This is personalized comparison of Cipro vs Bactrim for a male aged 70. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Cipro (latest outcomes from 6,860 users) has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,474 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

What are the symptoms

Difficulty in breathing (latest reports from 164,498 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Tinnitus Aggravated (aggravated ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 19,495 patients)

On Oct, 13, 2014: 3,450 male patients aged 66 who take the same drugs are studied in Cipro vs Bactrim

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male66Prostate Infection

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cipro ciprofloxacin hydrochlorideBayer Hlthcare
Bactrim sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprimMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 66 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Cipro (Bayer Hlthcare)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Difficulty In Breathing9.57%4.74%
Tinnitus Aggravated2.31%0.75%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cipro (Bayer Hlthcare)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Pyrexia (fever)
AnxietyRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
PainThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pneumonia
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Platelet Count Decreased
Back PainHaemoglobin Decreased
Weight DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)Asthenia (weakness)
Bone DisorderBlood Creatinine Increased
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cipro (Bayer Hlthcare)Bactrim (Mutual Pharm)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
Urinary Tract Infection Nos
Hepatic Failure (liver failure)
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
Hiv Wasting Syndrome (aids wasting syndrome occurs when you have aids and lose at least 10% of your body weight -- especially muscle)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Diarrhoea Nos
Vomiting Nos
Oliguria (not enough urine)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cipro9.38%28.12%21.88%37.50%3.12%
Bactrim4.17%29.17%33.33%29.17%4.17%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cipro (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim) 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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