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Review: could Bactrim cause Rigors (Chills)?

We study 28,123 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 630 have Rigors. Find out below who they are, when they have Rigors and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,446 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Rigors

Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) (latest reports from 251,858 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Sep, 1, 2014: 28,110 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 630 people (2.24%) have Rigors. They amount to 0.25% of all the 251,728 people who have Rigors on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rigors in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Rigors * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rigors89.90%8.08%1.01%1.01%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Rigors when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rigors0.00%3.52%8.72%4.03%13.09%19.97%23.32%27.35%

Severity of Rigors when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rigors0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Rigors ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rigors33.33%33.33%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (78 people, 12.38%)
  2. Prophylaxis (24 people, 3.81%)
  3. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (24 people, 3.81%)
  4. Pain (21 people, 3.33%)
  5. Infection (15 people, 2.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bactrim ds (188 people, 29.84%)
  2. Prednisone (77 people, 12.22%)
  3. Acyclovir (72 people, 11.43%)
  4. Lasix (51 people, 8.10%)
  5. Aspirin (51 people, 8.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Fever over 102, chills, horrible pain began on day 5 taking medication. Red blotchy rash began appearing late following day on chest and back and gradually spread. Blood blister-type rash on legs. Went to ER after 4 days. Told I have sulfa allergy. Given iV fluid and meds. Need follow up blood tests to recheck my low WBC, platelets and Neu. Counts. Prescribed Benadryl.

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I'm not sure if it's the interaction between the advil or just the bactrim, but the fever and sun sensitivity, along with muscle weakness, chills, and loss of appetite seemed to get much worse when I started taking advil about a week into the 10 day cycle of bacrim ds.

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