Review: could Bactrim Ds cause Jaundice?


Jaundice is found among people who take Bactrim Ds, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Depression . We study 6,939 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim ds from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Jaundice. Find out below who they are, when they have Jaundice 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 7,514 users)


Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes) has been reported by people with glossitis, hyperthyroidism, hair loss, abdominal pain, pharyngitis (latest reports from 16,827 Jaundice patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

6,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim Ds.
Among them, 63 people (0.91%) have Jaundice

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim ds cause Jaundice?

Time on Bactrim Ds when people have Jaundice *:

  • < 1 month: 96.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Jaundice when taking Bactrim Ds *:

  • female: 53.23 %
  • male: 46.77 %

Age of people who have Jaundice when taking Bactrim Ds *:

  • 0-1: 1.85 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.7 %
  • 20-29: 3.7 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 9.26 %
  • 50-59: 25.93 %
  • 60+: 38.89 %

Severity if Jaundice when taking Bactrim Ds **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Jaundice **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (7 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (6 people)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (6 people)
  • Gastritis (6 people)
  • Bronchitis (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (13 people)
  • Prozac (12 people)
  • Premarin (12 people)
  • Xanax (8 people)
  • Pepcid (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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