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Review: could Bactrim ds cause Irregular heartbeat (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Irregular heartbeat is found among people who take Bactrim ds, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Hiv infection.

We study 6,439 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim ds from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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 6,920 Bactrim ds users)

Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,127 Irregular heartbeat patients)

On Mar, 4, 2015: 6,439 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim ds. Among them, 67 people (1.04%) have Irregular Heartbeat.

Trend of Irregular heartbeat in Bactrim ds reports

Time on Bactrim ds when people have Irregular heartbeat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregular heartbeat100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Bactrim ds * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%1.61%12.90%14.52%37.10%20.97%12.90%

Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Bactrim ds ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregular heartbeat0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (8 people, 11.94%)
  2. Anxiety (8 people, 11.94%)
  3. Pain (7 people, 10.45%)
  4. Prophylaxis (7 people, 10.45%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (7 people, 10.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (16 people, 23.88%)
  2. Flexeril (15 people, 22.39%)
  3. Lasix (15 people, 22.39%)
  4. Reglan (14 people, 20.90%)
  5. Atenolol (13 people, 19.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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