Review: could Bactrim cause Genital Herpes?


Genital herpes is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Cimzia, and have Crohn's disease . We study 29,707 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Genital herpes. Find out below who they are, when they have Genital herpes and more.

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Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 40,645 users)

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes (herpes infection of genital) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, genital herpes, osteoporosis, birth control (latest reports from 2,590 Genital herpes patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

29,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 6 people (0.02%) have Genital Herpes

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Genital herpes?

Time on Bactrim when people have Genital Herpes *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Genital Herpes when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Genital Herpes when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 33.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (1 person, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Lexomil (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Lantus (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Forlax (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Cimzia (2 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Urosepsis (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Transplant Rejection (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Blood Creatinine Increased (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Rash Maculo-Papular (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Rash (1 person, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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