Review: could Bactrim cause Lewy Body Dementia?


Lewy body dementia 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 Coumadin, and have Depression . We study 29,704 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Lewy body dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Lewy body dementia 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)

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia (a nerve cell protein induced a loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,299 Lewy body dementia patients).

On Oct, 19, 2016

29,704 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 31 people (0.1%) have Lewy Body Dementia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Lewy body dementia?

Time on Bactrim when people have Lewy Body Dementia *:

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

Gender of people who have Lewy Body Dementia when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 70.97 %
  • male: 29.03 %

Age of people who have Lewy Body Dementia when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 15.38 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 84.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Insomnia (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Depression (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Pain (2 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Coumadin (11 people, 35.48%)
  • Digoxin (9 people, 29.03%)
  • Xanax (8 people, 25.81%)
  • Effexor (8 people, 25.81%)
  • Colace (8 people, 25.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (16 people, 51.61%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (13 people, 41.94%)
  • Pain (12 people, 38.71%)
  • Decreased Appetite (12 people, 38.71%)
  • Chest Pain (12 people, 38.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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