Bactrim and Tendon rupture - from FDA reports


Summary

Tendon rupture is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levaquin, and have Preventive health care . We study 38,505 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA. Among them, 28 have Tendon rupture. Find out below who they are, when they have Tendon rupture 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 Bactrim 40,678 users)

Tendon Rupture

Tendon rupture (tear of tendon) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, high blood cholesterol, bronchitis, urinary tract infection (latest reports from 9,049 Tendon rupture patients).

On Feb, 03, 2017

38,505 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 28 people (0.07%) have Tendon Rupture


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Tendon rupture?

Time on Bactrim when people have Tendon Rupture *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tendon Rupture when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 44.44 %
  • male: 55.56 %

Age of people who have Tendon Rupture when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 29.17 %
  • 60+: 54.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Preventive Health Care (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Constipation (6 people, 21.43%)
  • Pneumonia (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Bone Disorder (4 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (8 people, 28.57%)
  • Levaquin (8 people, 28.57%)
  • Fish Oil (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Aredia (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Prograf (4 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Headache (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Haemoglobin Decreased (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Fatigue (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Back Pain (5 people, 17.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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