Review: could Bactrim cause Lewy body dementia?
We study 28,104 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Lewy body dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Lewy body dementia and more.
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Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,427 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.
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) (latest reports from 45,032 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On Jul, 20, 2014: 28,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 27 people (0.10%) have Lewy Body Dementia. They amount to 0.06% of all the 46,306 people who have Lewy Body Dementia on eHealthMe.
Time on Bactrim when people have Lewy body dementia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lewy body dementia||75.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Lewy body dementia when taking Bactrim * :
|Lewy body dementia||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.45%||16.13%||0.00%||77.42% |
Severity of Lewy body dementia when taking Bactrim ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lewy body dementia||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Lewy body dementia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lewy body dementia||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (10 people, 37.04%)
- Multiple myeloma (10 people, 37.04%)
- Insomnia (9 people, 33.33%)
- Ill-defined disorder (4 people, 14.81%)
- Herpes simplex (2 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Coumadin (13 people, 48.15%)
- Bactrim ds (12 people, 44.44%)
- Xanax (11 people, 40.74%)
- Elavil (11 people, 40.74%)
- Ertapenem (10 people, 37.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Linda VW on Jun, 28, 2014:
Was given Bactim tablets after cystoscopy and after taking 2, had a severe allergic reaction.
Tongue was swollen and metallic taste with throat closing up along with rash, hives all over my body.
Had to go to the ER to get steroid and Benedryl.
The ER doctor contacted my urologist and switched me to Cipro and took me off of Bactrim.
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