Review: could Bactrim Ds cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Bactrim Ds, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia . We study 8,460 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim ds from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Bactrim Ds

Bactrim ds has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim ds 9,093 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,357 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Oct, 05, 2016

8,460 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim Ds.
Among them, 113 people (1.34%) have Atrial Fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim ds cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Bactrim Ds when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Bactrim Ds *:

  • female: 43.75 %
  • male: 56.25 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Bactrim Ds *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.21 %
  • 50-59: 17.89 %
  • 60+: 77.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (8 people, 7.08%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (7 people, 6.19%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (7 people, 6.19%)
  • Prophylaxis (6 people, 5.31%)
  • Heart Rate Irregular (6 people, 5.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (33 people, 29.20%)
  • Digoxin (28 people, 24.78%)
  • Lasix (26 people, 23.01%)
  • Albuterol (25 people, 22.12%)
  • Allopurinol (22 people, 19.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (29 people, 25.66%)
  • Dyspnoea (24 people, 21.24%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (24 people, 21.24%)
  • Pain (23 people, 20.35%)
  • Anxiety (23 people, 20.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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