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Review: could Bactrim ds cause Mental status changes?

Summary: Mental status changes 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 Diflucan, and have Hiv infection.

We study 6,431 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 6,915 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

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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 14,041 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Mental status changes reports

On Oct, 29, 2014: 6,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim ds. Among them, 80 people (1.24%) have Mental Status Changes.

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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  • Can sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds, raise or lower blood sugar.
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Yeast Infection - Vagina, UTI - Acute, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim)
    Symptoms the last 10 days are chills, sweating, light fever (98.9 to 100) sometimes. General malaise, tired, poor sleep. Just depressed, because of the recurrent Infection that no antibiotics (supposedly the bacteria Klesiella-pneumoniae is Sensitive to all the antibiotics I have taken so far)has cl ...

  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Psoriasis, and takes Daptomycin, Bactrim, Levaquin, Vancomycin Hydrochloride, Clindamycin Phosphate In Dextrose 5%)
    had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?

  • What can i do about nausea from generic bactrim
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Nausea, and takes Bactrim Ds)
    I want to know what I can do to combat nausea from this drug

  • Can fever be caused by parkinson's disease
    (Asked by a 62 year old man who has Sleepiness - During The Day, Shaking Hands, Feeling Of Being Pulled Backwords, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Hand Grasping , Hand Tremor, Extremely Short Term Memory Loss, Slow Thought Expression, Intermittent Low Grade Fever, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Lasix, Eplerenone)
    I have had 2 attacks which included: Intermittent Low Grade Fever, Hand Tremor, Hand Grasping , and Feelings Of Worthlessness. I have osteopenia and chronic liver cirrhosis.

  • I want to try a turmeric tonic for abscesses caused by staph. i am on bactrim ds and an concerned of the interactions. does anyone have advice or other remedies i could try?
    (Asked by a 31 year old woman who has Infection - Skin - Staph, and takes Bactrim Ds, Turmeric)
    I have 5 pretty bad abscesses from the staph infection. 3 of them finally started to drain but two are big and painful with no head. I have tried warm compresses, cannabis oil, alcohol wipes, and an Apple Cider Vinegar/baking soda paste. If I don't get them to drain I'll have to have them lanced thi ...

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