Review: taking Cephalexin and Bactrim ds together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Cephalexin and Bactrim ds together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cephalexin and Bactrim ds. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 956 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Cephalexin 8,676 users)

Bactrim Ds

Bactrim ds has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim ds 7,338 users)

On Aug, 20, 2016

956 people who take Cephalexin, Bactrim Ds are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Cephalexin and Bactrim ds drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Cephalexin:
  • < 1 month: 31.0% - (6 of 19 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Bactrim Ds:
  • < 1 month: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Cephalexin:
  • female: 27.0% - (5 of 18 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Bactrim Ds:
  • female: 35.0% - (5 of 14 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Cephalexin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 50-59: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Bactrim Ds:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • abdominal pain
  • fatigue
  • ascites
  • cellulitis
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
1 - 6 months:
  • back pain
  • hypotension
  • nausea
  • abdomen - swollen
  • accident
  • aplastic anaemia
  • bacterial infection
  • candidiasis
  • convulsion
  • diabetes insipidus
6 - 12 months:
  • calculus ureteric
  • cellulitis
  • cytomegalovirus infection
  • haematoma
  • leukopenia
  • lymphocele
  • anaemia
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • asthma
1 - 2 years:
  • kidney infection
  • nephrolithiasis
  • gastritis
  • injury
  • intentional overdose
  • sepsis
  • suicide attempt
  • urinary tract infection
2 - 5 years:
  • cardiac disorder
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • anaemia
  • anal haemorrhage
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • colon adenoma
  • crohn's disease
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • emotional distress
  • pain
  • panic disorder
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dyspnoea
  • intentional overdose
  • suicidal ideation
not specified:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • pain in extremity
  • urinary tract infection
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • arthralgia
  • urinary tract infection
  • anaemia
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • pain in extremity
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
male:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • injury
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • anaemia
  • cellulitis

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • decreased appetite
  • drug eruption
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • foetal growth restriction
  • irritability
  • kidney infection
  • lethargy
  • lymphocytic infiltration
  • pyrexia
  • scar
2-9:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • blood creatinine increased
  • fluid overload
  • oliguria
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • viral upper respiratory tract infection
  • crohn's disease
  • atherosclerosis
  • epistaxis
  • renal cyst
10-19:
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • colitis
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain upper
  • cholelithiasis
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain
  • cholecystitis
  • decreased appetite
20-29:
  • pain in extremity
  • abdominal pain upper
  • back pain
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
  • flank pain
  • chest pain
  • crohn's disease
30-39:
  • cholelithiasis
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • arthritis
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • glaucoma
  • vasculitis
40-49:
  • anaemia
  • injury
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • anxiety
  • urinary tract infection
  • abdominal pain
  • back pain
  • bone disorder
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • injury
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • cellulitis
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • muscular weakness
  • hypoaesthesia
60+:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • injury
  • pain in extremity
  • nausea
  • fall
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • pneumonia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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