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Review: could Bactrim cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?

We study 28,123 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 29,446 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency (latest reports from 13,933 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 28,110 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim. Among them, 26 people (0.09%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency.

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. Aciphex (15 people, 57.69%)
  5. Folic acid (15 people, 57.69%)

* 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 (13 hours ago):

  • Was diagnosed with MRSA following neck surgery. I had been on vancomycin 2g twice a day via IV. My trough levels were not reaching "therapeutic" levels so I was switched to Bactrim DS in late July. Wound is still open and painful. About three days ago I noticed blisters on my chest. I had shingles two years ago and these blisters I have now are painfully similar. I'm very concerned that I have shingles again and want to know what impact having MRSA will have on shingles.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Had a severe case of cough with Asthma at night for 3 1/2-4 months . Would subside when I used an Inhaler .
    I was on Bactrim for 2 Yrs. A Regiment our Dr. Came up with to keep me from getting Sinus Infections . I had Chronic Sinusitis , Infections constantly ! This regimen worked , then I came down with the severe cough and Asthma recently . When I missed 1 dose of Bactrim noticed I did not have Asthma then I be stayed off of it going on 4 days , still no asthma . Was wondering if Bactrim could of been the reason for my Asthma ?

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • There is a red dot, and the skin around the dot is showing little viens like a spiderweb on my breast. I have some discharge from that same breast, and it has gotten larger, but there are not symptoms in the other breast.

    Reply

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