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Review: could Bactrim cause Shivering (Chills)?

Summary: Shivering 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 28,170 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 631 have Shivering. Find out below who they are, when they have Shivering and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 29,495 Bactrim users)

Shivering

Shivering (felling of cold) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 45,597 Shivering patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 28,160 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 631 people (2.24%) have Shivering.

Trend of Shivering in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Shivering * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shivering90.00%8.00%1.00%1.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Shivering when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shivering0.00%3.52%8.71%4.19%13.07%19.93%23.28%27.30%

Severity of Shivering when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shivering0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Shivering ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shivering25.00%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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months 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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