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Review: could Bactrim cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 28,154 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 798 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 29,484 Bactrim users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,007 Back pain patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 28,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 798 people (2.83%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain68.57%28.57%0.00%2.86%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Back pain when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.28%0.85%9.31%8.18%9.17%22.43%15.23%34.56%

Severity of Back pain when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (99 people, 12.41%)
  2. Pain (70 people, 8.77%)
  3. Anxiety (52 people, 6.52%)
  4. Hiv infection (51 people, 6.39%)
  5. Osteoporosis (47 people, 5.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (225 people, 28.20%)
  2. Bactrim ds (223 people, 27.94%)
  3. Aredia (208 people, 26.07%)
  4. Levaquin (136 people, 17.04%)
  5. Aspirin (135 people, 16.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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