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Review: could Bactrim ds cause Headache?

We study 6,428 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim ds from FDA and social media. Among them, 244 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Bactrim ds

Bactrim ds (latest outcomes from 6,907 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,201,779 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 6,419 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim ds. Among them, 342 people (5.33%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Bactrim ds reports

Time on Bactrim ds when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache77.14%11.43%2.86%2.86%5.71%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Bactrim ds * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.96%12.78%7.03%14.38%27.48%15.34%22.04%

Severity of Headache when taking Bactrim ds ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%50.00%40.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (30 people, 8.77%)
  2. Headache (24 people, 7.02%)
  3. Hypertension (21 people, 6.14%)
  4. Rhinitis (21 people, 6.14%)
  5. Hiv infection (18 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Diflucan (41 people, 11.99%)
  2. Amoxicillin (38 people, 11.11%)
  3. Claritin (37 people, 10.82%)
  4. Clonidine (33 people, 9.65%)
  5. Prednisone (32 people, 9.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • symptoms in area 3 started 2weeks post Septra course of 7 days. Seemed like gastroenteritis for 48 hours then diarrhea subsided but other symptoms remain.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Headache is as debilitating as the pelvic pain was. Is headache from bactrim or pyridium, one dose of diflucan before i was changed to bactrim or combination?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • D Ayers on Apr, 16, 2010:

    The headache began within hours of taking the Bactrim. Not sure if the interaction of the Pristiq and Bactrim are related but four days were spent in the hospital with no specific diagnosis. General practitioner referred patient to neurologist.

    Reply

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