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 High blood pressure . We study 29,713 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 950 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 Bactrim 40,654 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,923 Headaches patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

29,713 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 950 people (3.2%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Headaches?

Time on Bactrim when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 68.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.79 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 56.82 %
  • male: 43.18 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.48 %
  • 10-19: 8.95 %
  • 20-29: 8.57 %
  • 30-39: 12.66 %
  • 40-49: 21.1 %
  • 50-59: 19.95 %
  • 60+: 24.17 %

Severity of Headaches **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Headaches **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (124 people, 13.05%)
  • Xanax (101 people, 10.63%)
  • Levaquin (93 people, 9.79%)
  • Ambien (93 people, 9.79%)
  • Aredia (91 people, 9.58%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Bactrim, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (94 people, 9.89%)
  • Pain (68 people, 7.16%)
  • Preventive Health Care (67 people, 7.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (49 people, 5.16%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (297 people, 31.26%)
  • Fever (236 people, 24.84%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (233 people, 24.53%)
  • Dizziness (220 people, 23.16%)
  • Fatigue (200 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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