Review: could Bactrim cause Headaches (Headache)?
Summary: Headaches is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Bactrim ds, and have Hiv infection.
We study 28,147 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 963 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches 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 29,475 users)
Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headaches 168,596 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 28,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 963 people (3.42%) have Headaches.
Time on Bactrim when people have Headaches * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Headaches when taking Bactrim * :
Severity of Headaches when taking Bactrim ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headaches ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hiv infection (100 people, 10.38%)
- Hypertension (94 people, 9.76%)
- Pain (62 people, 6.44%)
- Multiple myeloma (62 people, 6.44%)
- Prophylaxis (58 people, 6.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Bactrim ds (250 people, 25.96%)
- Prednisone (142 people, 14.75%)
- Aredia (113 people, 11.73%)
- Ambien (109 people, 11.32%)
- Levaquin (108 people, 11.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I started out thinking that I had pancreatitis, had all the symptoms, abdominal pain that went all the way thru to the back & inability to digest food (chronic indigestion). I read about keeping the bodys pH better balanced, bought pH test strips (urine) & found I was very acidic. I began eating more alkaline foods, alkalizing my water, and avoiding really acidic foods. Stopped taking my acid reducers because they actually KEPT me more acidic. I noticed that when my body's pH was up (alkaline) the pain was tolerable but when it began to drop (acid) the pain kicked up again. My doctors say they don't necessarily think it's pancreatitis because the ultrasound doesn't show inflammation & my blood test numbers are only slightly elevated. My liver enzymes are also slightly elevated. The doctors don't Seem very concerned. Today, for the first time in 2 months since this whole thing started I noticed I'm jaundiced. What the heck is this?
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