Review: could Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim cause Lupus?


Lupus is reported only by a few people who take Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim. We study 6,436 people who have side effects while taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Lupus. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus and more.

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Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim 7,114 users)


Lupus (any of various ulcerous skin diseases) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis (latest reports from 23,212 Lupus patients).

On Oct, 19, 2016

6,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim.
Among them, 5 people (0.08%) have Lupus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim cause Lupus?

Gender of people who have Lupus when taking Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Lupus when taking Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Narcolepsy (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Cataplexy (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisolone (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Spiriva (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Procardia (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Niaspan (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Daclizumab (1 person, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Urosepsis (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Heart Rate Increased (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Headache (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Graft Loss (1 person, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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