Bactrim and Chest pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Chest 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 Prednisone, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 38,505 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA. Among them, 1,099 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest 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 Bactrim 40,679 users)

Chest Pain

Chest pain has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis (latest reports from 195,967 Chest pain patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

38,505 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 1,099 people (2.85%) have Chest Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Chest pain?

Time on Bactrim when people have Chest Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 73.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.64 %

Gender of people who have Chest Pain when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 50.19 %
  • male: 49.81 %

Age of people who have Chest Pain when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.76 %
  • 2-9: 0.98 %
  • 10-19: 8.79 %
  • 20-29: 9.22 %
  • 30-39: 11.06 %
  • 40-49: 23.97 %
  • 50-59: 16.27 %
  • 60+: 28.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (102 people, 9.28%)
  • Hiv Infection (87 people, 7.92%)
  • Pain (69 people, 6.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (63 people, 5.73%)
  • Preventive Health Care (53 people, 4.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (159 people, 14.47%)
  • Lasix (120 people, 10.92%)
  • Coumadin (119 people, 10.83%)
  • Diflucan (114 people, 10.37%)
  • Aredia (111 people, 10.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (334 people, 30.39%)
  • Nausea (284 people, 25.84%)
  • Fatigue (252 people, 22.93%)
  • Back Pain (236 people, 21.47%)
  • Dizziness (228 people, 20.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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