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 49,195 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 51,429 users)


On Nov, 03, 2018

49,195 people who take Bactrim are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

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)
1 - 6 months:
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Toxic skin eruption (skin breakdown due to toxic substance)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Death
6 - 12 months:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • 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)
1 - 2 years:
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Hypoglycaemic seizure (low blood sugar)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
2 - 5 years:
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Scleroderma (hard skin)
  • Vomiting
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv))
10+ years:
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Poor quality sleep
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Weight decreased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Vomiting
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight decreased
male:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

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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)
  • Premature baby
  • Neutropenia neonatal (an abnormally low number of neutrophils in below a month baby)
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Febrile bone marrow aplasia (bone marrow greatly decreases or stops production of blood cells)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight decreased
  • 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)
20-29:
  • Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  • Rash maculo-papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
30-39:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
40-49:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Weight decreased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
60+:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyrexia (fever)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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