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Review: could Bactrim cause Rigors (Chills)?

Summary: Rigors is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Bactrim ds, and have Hiv infection.

We study 28,141 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 631 have Rigors. Find out below who they are, when they have Rigors and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,474 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Trend of bactrim reports

Rigors

Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) (latest reports from 45,556 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

Trend of Rigors reports

On Nov, 27, 2014: 28,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 631 people (2.24%) have Rigors.

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
Rigors90.00%8.00%1.00%1.00%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%8.71%4.19%13.07%19.93%23.28%27.30%

Severity of Rigors when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rigors0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Rigors ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rigors25.00%50.00%25.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (78 people, 12.36%)
  2. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (24 people, 3.80%)
  3. Prophylaxis (24 people, 3.80%)
  4. Pain (21 people, 3.33%)
  5. Infection (15 people, 2.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bactrim ds (188 people, 29.79%)
  2. Prednisone (77 people, 12.20%)
  3. Acyclovir (72 people, 11.41%)
  4. Lasix (51 people, 8.08%)
  5. Aspirin (51 people, 8.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds, raise or lower blood sugar.
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Yeast Infection - Vagina, UTI - Acute, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim)
    Symptoms the last 10 days are chills, sweating, light fever (98.9 to 100) sometimes. General malaise, tired, poor sleep. Just depressed, because of the recurrent Infection that no antibiotics (supposedly the bacteria Klesiella-pneumoniae is Sensitive to all the antibiotics I have taken so far)has cl ...

  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Psoriasis, and takes Daptomycin, Bactrim, Levaquin, Vancomycin Hydrochloride, Clindamycin Phosphate In Dextrose 5%)
    had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?

  • What can i do about nausea from generic bactrim
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Nausea, and takes Bactrim Ds)
    I want to know what I can do to combat nausea from this drug

  • Can fever be caused by parkinson's disease
    (Asked by a 62 year old man who has Sleepiness - During The Day, Shaking Hands, Feeling Of Being Pulled Backwords, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Hand Grasping , Hand Tremor, Extremely Short Term Memory Loss, Slow Thought Expression, Intermittent Low Grade Fever, and takes Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Lasix, Eplerenone)
    I have had 2 attacks which included: Intermittent Low Grade Fever, Hand Tremor, Hand Grasping , and Feelings Of Worthlessness. I have osteopenia and chronic liver cirrhosis.

  • I want to try a turmeric tonic for abscesses caused by staph. i am on bactrim ds and an concerned of the interactions. does anyone have advice or other remedies i could try?
    (Asked by a 31 year old woman who has Infection - Skin - Staph, and takes Bactrim Ds, Turmeric)
    I have 5 pretty bad abscesses from the staph infection. 3 of them finally started to drain but two are big and painful with no head. I have tried warm compresses, cannabis oil, alcohol wipes, and an Apple Cider Vinegar/baking soda paste. If I don't get them to drain I'll have to have them lanced thi ...

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