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Review: could Bactrim ds cause Mental status changes?

Summary: Mental status changes could be caused by Bactrim ds, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Diflucan, and have Hiv infection.

We study 6,406 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim ds from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Mental status changes. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental status changes 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.

Mental status changes

Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) (latest reports from 111,260 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 6,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim ds. Among them, 80 people (1.26%) have Mental Status Changes. They amount to 0.07% of all the 111,030 people who have Mental Status Changes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mental status changes in Bactrim ds reports

Time on Bactrim ds when people have Mental status changes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mental status changes75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking Bactrim ds * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mental status changes0.00%0.00%3.57%0.00%1.19%28.57%23.81%42.86%

Severity of Mental status changes when taking Bactrim ds ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (17 people, 21.25%)
  2. Hypertension (14 people, 17.50%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (11 people, 13.75%)
  4. Pain (10 people, 12.50%)
  5. Infection (9 people, 11.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Diflucan (31 people, 38.75%)
  2. Potassium chloride (27 people, 33.75%)
  3. Aranesp (26 people, 32.50%)
  4. Protonix (19 people, 23.75%)
  5. Clonidine (19 people, 23.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • My uncle was part of a clinical study for ceftaroline (Teflaro) because he caught a staph infection from his wife after being in the hospital with her from having surgery from Chromes Disease. He loved her very much and after he was off the medication he murdered her. He was on other medications and he is allergic to penicillin. He also tried committing suicide. Please help!! Has anyone experienced any mental changes while on this medication?????

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
    Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
    After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.

    Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!

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  • From this study (4 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.
    Have had quadruple heart bypass,AAA,permanent thrombosis in leg from vein harvest, double (saddlebag) pulmonary emboli.

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