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Review: could Bactrim ds cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Bactrim ds, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Heart rate irregular.

We study 6,350 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim ds from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Bactrim ds

Bactrim ds (latest outcomes from 6,884 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Bactrim ds include fever, nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, fatigue aggravated.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 382,777 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 6,343 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim ds. Among them, 87 people (1.37%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.02% of all the 382,523 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Bactrim ds reports

Time on Bactrim ds when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Bactrim ds * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.82%22.89%72.29%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Bactrim ds ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Heart rate irregular (12 people, 13.79%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (8 people, 9.20%)
  3. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (7 people, 8.05%)
  4. Urticaria (5 people, 5.75%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (4 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (54 people, 62.07%)
  2. Digoxin (35 people, 40.23%)
  3. Albuterol (32 people, 36.78%)
  4. Lasix (31 people, 35.63%)
  5. Coumadin (30 people, 34.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.
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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Causing weight loss, reduced appetite, lethargy

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