Review: could Bactrim cause Renal failure?
We study 28,104 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 941 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.
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Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,423 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 431,634 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 28,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 941 people (3.35%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.22% of all the 427,824 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.
Time on Bactrim when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||77.92%||11.69%||3.25%||2.60%||3.90%||0.65%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Bactrim * :
|Renal failure||0.00%||1.19%||5.46%||3.92%||12.47%||16.63%||16.98%||43.35% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Bactrim ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hiv infection (155 people, 16.47%)
- Hypertension (103 people, 10.95%)
- Multiple myeloma (77 people, 8.18%)
- Prophylaxis (77 people, 8.18%)
- Pain (66 people, 7.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Bactrim ds (261 people, 27.74%)
- Lasix (160 people, 17.00%)
- Prednisone (124 people, 13.18%)
- Aspirin (122 people, 12.96%)
- Fluconazole (119 people, 12.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My Father was prescribed this drug for a toe infection by a podiatrist. He has several other precriptions for cholesteral, blood pressure, and other issues. Apparently his doctor had noted decreasing kidney function over the last 6 months, but he nearly died suddenly from acute kidney failure and extremely elevated potassium levels in the blood that were difficult to decrease.
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