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





Summary: Rash is found among people who take Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Hiv infection.

We study 5,538 people who have side effects while taking Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim from FDA and social media. Among them, 353 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash 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 5,752 users)

Rash

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Rash 150,227 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 5,534 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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