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Review: could Bactrim cause Lewy body dementia?

Summary: Lewy body dementia could be caused by Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Coumadin, and have Depression.

We study 28,069 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Lewy body dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Lewy body dementia and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,388 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 42,187 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 28,069 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 43,402 people who have Lewy Body Dementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lewy body dementia in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Lewy body dementia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lewy body dementia75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Lewy body dementia when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lewy body dementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.45%16.13%0.00%77.42%

Severity of Lewy body dementia when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lewy body dementia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Lewy body dementia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lewy body dementia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (10 people, 37.04%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 37.04%)
  3. Insomnia (9 people, 33.33%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (4 people, 14.81%)
  5. Herpes simplex (2 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (13 people, 48.15%)
  2. Bactrim ds (12 people, 44.44%)
  3. Xanax (11 people, 40.74%)
  4. Elavil (11 people, 40.74%)
  5. Ertapenem (10 people, 37.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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