Will you have Vocal cord paralysis with Bactrim - from FDA reports


Vocal cord paralysis is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia recurrent. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,839 people who have side effects when taking Bactrim from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study 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. Synonyms of Vocal cord paralysis are also considered in the study.

What is Bactrim?

Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 53,096 users)

What is Vocal cord paralysis?

Vocal cord paralysis has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, breast cancer metastatic, high blood pressure (latest reports from 1,730 Vocal cord paralysis patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 14, 2019

50,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 10 people (0.02%) have Vocal cord paralysis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Vocal cord paralysis?

Time on Bactrim when people have Vocal cord paralysis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vocal cord paralysis when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 70 %
  • male: 30 %

Age of people who have Vocal cord paralysis when taking Bactrim *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Unspecified (peripheral t-cell cancer unspecified): 1 person, 10.00%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1 person, 10.00%
  3. Burkitt Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system): 1 person, 10.00%
  4. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (All) (cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts): 1 person, 10.00%
  5. Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia Recurrent (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes-recurrent): 1 person, 10.00%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Prednisone: 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Fluconazole: 3 people, 30.00%
  3. Lantus: 2 people, 20.00%
  4. Rapamune: 2 people, 20.00%
  5. Neoral: 2 people, 20.00%
  6. Colace: 2 people, 20.00%
  7. Calcium Carbonate: 2 people, 20.00%
  8. Dronabinol: 2 people, 20.00%
  9. Protonix: 2 people, 20.00%
  10. Ganciclovir Sodium: 2 people, 20.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 4 people, 40.00%
  2. Retroperitoneal Haematoma (blood clot between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall): 2 people, 20.00%
  3. Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (blood clotting disease caused by e. coli infection, birth control pills, pneumonia, medications, and more): 2 people, 20.00%
  4. Jugular Vein Thrombosis (clot in jugular vein): 2 people, 20.00%
  5. Mediastinal Haematoma (blood clot in mediastinum): 2 people, 20.00%
  6. Gastritis Haemorrhagic (inflammation of stomach with bleeding): 2 people, 20.00%
  7. Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer): 2 people, 20.00%
  8. Fever: 2 people, 20.00%
  9. Epstein-Barr Virus Infection: 2 people, 20.00%
  10. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 2 people, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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