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Review: could Bactrim cause Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness?

Summary: Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness could be caused by Bactrim, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Bactrim ds, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 28,069 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,463 have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness. Find out below who they are, when they have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,388 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Bactrim include fever, nausea, nausea aggravated, anaemia, weakness.

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,255 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 28,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 1,462 people (5.22%) have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness. They amount to 0.10% of all the 1,534,345 people who have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness70.18%21.05%4.39%1.75%0.00%0.00%2.63%

Age of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.29%1.91%5.96%6.18%11.48%20.82%18.40%34.95%

Severity of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (126 people, 8.62%)
  2. Hiv infection (114 people, 7.80%)
  3. Pain (73 people, 4.99%)
  4. Depression (64 people, 4.38%)
  5. Prophylaxis (54 people, 3.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bactrim ds (468 people, 32.01%)
  2. Prednisone (233 people, 15.94%)
  3. Aspirin (230 people, 15.73%)
  4. Zometa (209 people, 14.30%)
  5. Levaquin (197 people, 13.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have been on Bactrim for 6days 800 mg x 4 day.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Had very high liver enzymes just days after taking Bactrim DS & Ibuprofen 800 mg together for 2 weeks. Had dark urine & vomiting while taking meds. Had gallbladder removed and had trouble with blood clotting after surgery. Needed several blood transfusions due to blood clotting issues. Now have on going diarrhea, weight loss, pain and lethargy.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Patient was very talkative, eating well and walking a lot prior to this. Isn't talking much now.

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