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Review: could Bactrim cause Pancreatitis?

Summary: Pancreatitis could be caused by Bactrim, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Bactrim ds, and have Hiv infection.

We study 28,069 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 507 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 28,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 507 people (1.81%) have Pancreatitis. They amount to 0.26% of all the 196,280 people who have Pancreatitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pancreatitis in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Pancreatitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pancreatitis69.44%27.78%0.00%0.00%2.78%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pancreatitis0.84%6.11%9.68%6.53%18.32%28.84%13.89%15.79%

Severity of Pancreatitis when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pancreatitis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pancreatitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pancreatitis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (127 people, 25.05%)
  2. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (27 people, 5.33%)
  3. Prophylaxis (18 people, 3.55%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (18 people, 3.55%)
  5. Hypertension (16 people, 3.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bactrim ds (140 people, 27.61%)
  2. Kaletra (71 people, 14.00%)
  3. Diflucan (65 people, 12.82%)
  4. Fluconazole (58 people, 11.44%)
  5. Videx (57 people, 11.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.
    Have had quadruple heart bypass,AAA,permanent thrombosis in leg from vein harvest, double (saddlebag) pulmonary emboli.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Causing weight loss, reduced appetite, lethargy

    Reply

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