Bactrim and Amputation - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Amputation is reported only by a few people who take Bactrim.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Bactrim and have Amputation. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 70,045 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 04, 2022

70,045 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) have Amputation.

What is Bactrim?

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. eHealthMe is studying from 72,504 Bactrim users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Amputation?

Amputation is found to be associated with 485 drugs and 248 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Bactrim and Amputation reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Amputation?

Gender of people who have Amputation when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Amputation when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 100 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Bactrim *:

  1. Oxytocin: 1 person, 50.00%
  2. Omeprazole: 1 person, 50.00%

Common side effects people have besides Amputation *:

  1. Skin Papilloma (a general medical term for a tumour of the skin or mucous membrane with finger-like projections): 2 people, 100.00%
  2. Skin Haemorrhage (bleeding into skin): 2 people, 100.00%
  3. Seborrhoeic Keratosis (noncancerous (benign) skin growths that some people develop as they age. they often appear on the back or chest): 2 people, 100.00%
  4. Respiratory Acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease): 2 people, 100.00%
  5. Rashes (redness): 2 people, 100.00%
  6. Nodule (a small rock or mineral cluster): 2 people, 100.00%
  7. Nausea And Vomiting: 2 people, 100.00%
  8. Metastatic Malignant Melanoma (spreadable cancer tumour of melanine): 2 people, 100.00%
  9. Joint Pain: 2 people, 100.00%
  10. Haemothorax (collection of blood in the pleural space (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)): 2 people, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 2 people, 100.00%
  2. Metastatic Malignant Melanoma (spreadable cancer tumour of melanine): 2 people, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Bactrim and have Amputation?

Check whether Amputation is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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Common conditions associated with Amputation:

All the conditions that are associated with Amputation:

How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim (the active ingredients of Bactrim) and Bactrim (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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