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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 28,170 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

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 29,495 Bactrim users)

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 168,880 Headaches patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 28,160 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 963 people (3.42%) have Headaches.

Trend of Headaches in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches72.03%16.78%4.20%2.10%4.90%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%3.42%10.26%8.37%11.08%23.70%20.05%23.11%

Severity of Headaches when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches0.00%46.15%38.46%15.38%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (100 people, 10.38%)
  2. Hypertension (94 people, 9.76%)
  3. Pain (62 people, 6.44%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (62 people, 6.44%)
  5. Prophylaxis (58 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bactrim ds (250 people, 25.96%)
  2. Prednisone (142 people, 14.75%)
  3. Aredia (113 people, 11.73%)
  4. Ambien (109 people, 11.32%)
  5. Levaquin (108 people, 11.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Headache is as debilitating as the pelvic pain was. Is headache from bactrim or pyridium, one dose of diflucan before i was changed to bactrim or combination?

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • D Ayers on Apr, 16, 2010:

    The headache began within hours of taking the Bactrim. Not sure if the interaction of the Pristiq and Bactrim are related but four days were spent in the hospital with no specific diagnosis. General practitioner referred patient to neurologist.

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