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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, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vitamin b-12, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 28,147 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 has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 29,475 users)

Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Vitamin b12 deficiency 2,357 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 28,147 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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