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Review: could Bactrim ds cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?





Summary: 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 Heart rate irregular.

We study 6,434 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Bactrim ds and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

Bactrim ds

Bactrim ds has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim ds 6,915 users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Atrial fibrillation 84,600 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 6,431 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim ds. Among them, 87 people (1.35%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

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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