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Review: could Bactrim cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?

Summary: Vitamin b12 deficiency could be caused by Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Vitamin b-12, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 28,069 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin b12 deficiency and more.

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Bactrim

Bactrim (latest outcomes from 29,388 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency (latest reports from 13,719 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 28,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 26 people (0.09%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency. They amount to 0.19% of all the 13,679 people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vitamin b12 deficiency in Bactrim reports

Time on Bactrim when people have Vitamin b12 deficiency * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vitamin b12 deficiency100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Bactrim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vitamin b12 deficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.09%9.09%27.27%54.55%

Severity of Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Bactrim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vitamin b12 deficiency0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vitamin b12 deficiency ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vitamin b12 deficiency0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (4 people, 15.38%)
  2. Diarrhoea (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Metastatic neoplasm (3 people, 11.54%)
  4. Gastritis (2 people, 7.69%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (2 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin b-12 (17 people, 65.38%)
  2. Lexapro (16 people, 61.54%)
  3. Vitamin d (16 people, 61.54%)
  4. Faslodex (15 people, 57.69%)
  5. Megestrol acetate (15 people, 57.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.
    Have had quadruple heart bypass,AAA,permanent thrombosis in leg from vein harvest, double (saddlebag) pulmonary emboli.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • have been abstinent for 6 weeks; one testicle and penis became grossly swollen and painful, Dr. treated with Sulfamethox 2DSx twice daily-in six days had anaphylactic reaction hives,etc. so discontinued; after swelling subsided and resumption of sex,have had three bloody ejaculations.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Causing weight loss, reduced appetite, lethargy

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