Bactrim side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Bactrim side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Bactrim. The review is based on 42,346 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.


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Bactrim

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 44,580 users)


On Mar, 21, 2018

42,346 people who take Bactrim are studied.


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Bactrim side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Rash maculo-papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
1 - 6 months:
  • Vomiting
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • Toxic skin eruption (skin breakdown due to toxic substance)
  • Rash maculo-papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps)
  • Death
6 - 12 months:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (adverse drug reactions with rash)
  • Haemorrhage intracranial (bleeding within the skull)
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma (cancer tumour that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems)
  • Post procedural haematoma (post procedural clotting of blood)
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
1 - 2 years:
  • Death
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Urinary sediment abnormal
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)
  • Pain in jaw
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
2 - 5 years:
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis (a form of nephritis affecting the interstitium of the kidneys surrounding the tubules)
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv))
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Scleroderma (hard skin)
  • Vomiting
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Anxiety
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
  • Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
10+ years:
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Anal cancer
  • Anaphylactic reaction (serious allergic reaction)
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  • Hernia obstructive (obstruction in the bowel; interrupt the blood supply to the herniated tissue)
  • Hiv wasting syndrome (aids wasting syndrome occurs when you have aids and lose at least 10% of your body weight -- especially muscle)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)
  • Poor quality sleep
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Weight decreased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
  • Death
  • Weight increased

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Vomiting
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight decreased
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Rash
  • Weight increased
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
male:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
  • Death
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Rash

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Neutropenia neonatal (an abnormally low number of neutrophils in below a month baby)
  • Premature baby
  • Speech disorder
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Thrombocythaemia (an increased number of platelets in the circulating blood)
  • Thrombocytopenia neonatal (decrease of platelets in blood in baby less than a month)
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Febrile bone marrow aplasia (bone marrow greatly decreases or stops production of blood cells)
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Rash
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Respiratory distress (difficulty in breathing)
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Weight decreased
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
20-29:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Rash
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Weight increased
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
30-39:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Weakness
  • Weight increased
  • Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
40-49:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • Rash
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight decreased
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Rash
60+:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Rash

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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