Review: could Bactrim cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency?


Summary

Vitamin b12 deficiency is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Lexapro, and have Metastatic neoplasm . We study 28,860 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin b12 deficiency and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 39,555 users)

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 3,566 Vitamin b12 deficiency patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

28,860 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 28 people (0.1%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?

Gender of people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 85.71 %
  • male: 14.29 %

Age of people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Metastatic Neoplasm (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Gastritis (2 people, 7.14%)
  • Diarrhoea (2 people, 7.14%)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (2 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lexapro (18 people, 64.29%)
  • Zometa (16 people, 57.14%)
  • Folic Acid (16 people, 57.14%)
  • Faslodex (16 people, 57.14%)
  • Aciphex (16 people, 57.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (20 people, 71.43%)
  • Arthralgia (20 people, 71.43%)
  • Fatigue (19 people, 67.86%)
  • Back Pain (19 people, 67.86%)
  • Pain (18 people, 64.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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