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Review: could Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim cause Rash (Rashes)?

We study 5,533 people who have side effects while taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim from FDA and social media. Among them, 350 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (latest outcomes from 5,744 users) has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 972,049 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 5,531 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Among them, 353 people (6.38%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim reports

Time on Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash87.79%5.23%0.58%0.00%6.40%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim * :

FemaleMale
Rash39.65%60.35%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash1.07%6.68%4.81%6.42%10.16%10.43%20.05%40.37%

Severity of Rash when taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (36 people, 10.20%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (35 people, 9.92%)
  3. Prophylaxis (34 people, 9.63%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (25 people, 7.08%)
  5. Decubitus ulcer (16 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (47 people, 13.31%)
  2. Velcade (30 people, 8.50%)
  3. Acyclovir (25 people, 7.08%)
  4. Allopurinol (25 people, 7.08%)
  5. Ciprofloxacin hcl (23 people, 6.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Fever over 102, chills, horrible pain began on day 5 taking medication. Red blotchy rash began appearing late following day on chest and back and gradually spread. Blood blister-type rash on legs. Went to ER after 4 days. Told I have sulfa allergy. Given iV fluid and meds. Need follow up blood tests to recheck my low WBC, platelets and Neu. Counts. Prescribed Benadryl.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • reactions come back after eating certain foods and breathing in chemicals

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