Review: could Bactrim cause Headaches?


Summary

Headaches 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 Hiv infection . We study 23,609 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 784 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 preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 32,750 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with gait disturbance, cholecystitis chronic, paraesthesia, joint pain, pneumonia (latest reports from 209,297 Headaches patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

23,609 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 784 people (3.32%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Headaches?

Time on Bactrim when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 67.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 55.01 %
  • male: 44.99 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.59 %
  • 10-19: 8.27 %
  • 20-29: 9.04 %
  • 30-39: 12.56 %
  • 40-49: 22.05 %
  • 50-59: 19.75 %
  • 60+: 23.58 %

Severity if Headaches when taking Bactrim **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Headaches **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (75 people)
  • Hiv Infection (75 people)
  • Prophylaxis (56 people)
  • Pain (54 people)
  • Depression (36 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (123 people)
  • Xanax (97 people)
  • Ambien (87 people)
  • Aredia (86 people)
  • Levaquin (85 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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