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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Bactrim, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Bactrim side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Bactrim.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Bactrim side effects are:
Stiff Neck (28 reports)
Dizziness (23 reports)
Vision (18 reports)
Abdominal Pain (17 reports)
Leg Cramps (15 reports)
Skin Rash (15 reports)
Dizzy, Stiff Neck, Vision (11 reports)
Headache (8 reports)
Nevousness (6 reports)
Severe Headaches (6 reports)
Anxiety (6 reports)
Burning Sensation (6 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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Bactrim Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Bactrim reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Bactrim on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Rash Erythematous
on Sep 20, 2012 Male from US , 32 years of age, was treated with Bactrim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: rash erythematous. Bactrim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Bilirubin Increased, Renal Failure, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Patient was taking Bactrim. Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: blood bilirubin increased, renal failure, aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased on Sep 17, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 54 years of age, . Bactrim dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Isoniazid
Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Pyrexia, Pain, Cough, Viral Infection
Adverse event was reported on Sep 17, 2012 by a Male taking Bactrim (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 16 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: rash, pyrexia, pain, cough, viral infection. Patient was hospitalized.

Pruritus, Procedural Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
on Sep 14, 2012 Female from US , 80 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Bactrim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: pruritus, procedural pain, carpal tunnel syndrome. Bactrim dosage: N/A.


Pyrexia, Chills, Erythema, Rash Maculo-papular
on Sep 14, 2012 Male from US , 42 years of age, weighting 187.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Bactrim Ds Tablets. Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: pyrexia, chills, erythema, rash maculo-papular. Bactrim Ds Tablets dosage: 2 Tabs Po Bid.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Acyclovir


Pneumonitis, Pneumonitis Chemical, Acute Respiratory Failure, Interstitial Lung Disease
Patient was taking Bactrim Ds. After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: pneumonitis, pneumonitis chemical, acute respiratory failure, interstitial lung disease on Sep 14, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 60 years of age, weighting 179.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Bactrim Ds dosage: 2 Tabs Bid Po Recent.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Methotrexate (25mg Q Saturday Po Chronic)
  • Mvi
  • Fish Oil
  • Vit C
  • Prozac
  • Lamictal
  • Propecia
  • Advair
Patient was hospitalized.

Conjunctivitis, Pharyngeal Inflammation, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, Disease Complication
Adverse event was reported on Sep 10, 2012 by a Male taking Bactrim Ds (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 41 years of age, weighting 359.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: conjunctivitis, pharyngeal inflammation, toxic epidermal necrolysis, respiratory failure, sepsis, disease complication. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Rash Erythematous
on Sep 05, 2012 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 315.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Bactrim Ds. Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: rash erythematous. Bactrim Ds dosage: N/A.

Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
on Sep 07, 2012 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 45 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Bactrim. After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: electrocardiogram qt prolonged. Bactrim dosage: N/A.

Rash Erythematous, Vomiting, Nephrolithiasis, Angioedema
Patient was taking Bactrim Ds. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: rash erythematous, vomiting, nephrolithiasis, angioedema on Aug 29, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 39 years of age, weighting 214.5 lb, was diagnosed with and. Bactrim Ds dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
  • Declofenac
  • Insulin Glargine
  • Insulin Lispro
  • Ortho Evra
  • Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide
  • Oxycodone Ir
  • Pravastatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Thrombotic Microangiopathy
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2013 by a Male taking Bactrim Forte (Dosage: 110 To 80 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 66 years of age, Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: thrombotic microangiopathy.

Hodgkin's Disease, Hypersensitivity
on Mar 03, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , child 12 years of age, was treated with Bactrim. After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: hodgkin's disease, hypersensitivity. Bactrim dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vincristine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Zantac (ranitdine Hydrohcloride)
  • Bleomycin Sulfate
  • Acetaminophen
  • Elidel (30 G, Topical)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl
  • Phenergan ^aventis Pharma^ (promethazine Hydrochloride)


Apparent Life Threatening Event
on Jun 12, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, was treated with Bactrim Ds. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: apparent life threatening event. Bactrim Ds dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Decadron
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Verapamil
  • Temodar (140 Mg; Qd;po)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Omeprazole
  • Symbicort
  • Ranitidine
Patient was hospitalized.

Coma, Central Nervous System Infection
Patient was taking Bactrim. Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: coma, central nervous system infection on Jun 25, 2012 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 101.4 lb, . Bactrim dosage: 1/2.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Neoral (0.75 Mg, Unk)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Atenolol (100 Mg, Bid)
  • Certican (1.25 Mg, Unk)
  • Medrol (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Zovirax (800 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.


Adverse event was reported on Mar 22, 2012 by a Female taking Bactrim (Dosage: Double Strength) . Location: UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, .
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Elimite
  • Oxycodone Hcl And Acetaminophen (7.5mg/325mg)
  • Loperamide
  • Clozapine (100mg Qam, 200mg Hs)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Allopurinol
  • Antistress
  • Ascorbic Acid


Vomiting, Hypercalcaemia, Back Pain, Dehydration
on Jun 15, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 100.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Bactrim Ds. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: vomiting, hypercalcaemia, back pain, dehydration. Bactrim Ds dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Zofran (Unk)
  • Crizotinib (250 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Fentanyl (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Embolism
on Dec 20, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, was treated with Bactrim Ds. Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: pulmonary embolism. Bactrim Ds dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Dexamethasone
  • Benicar
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily X 3 Weeks, Off 1 Week, Repeat, Po; 25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily X 3 Weeks, Off 1 Week, Repeat, Po; 25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)
  • Diovan Hct (co-diovan)
  • Boniva
  • Prochlorperazine (prochlorperine)
  • Acyclovir
Patient was hospitalized.

Oedema Peripheral, Palpitations, Paraesthesia, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Asthenia, Hypoaesthesia, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Blood Pressure Decreased
Patient was taking Bactrim. After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: oedema peripheral, palpitations, paraesthesia, oxygen saturation decreased, asthenia, hypoaesthesia, fatigue, diarrhoea, blood pressure decreased on Nov 23, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 155.8 lb, . Bactrim dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Furosemide
  • Nexium
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Decadron
  • Tamsulosin Hcl
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily X 21 Days, Off 7 Days)


Dizziness, Weight Decreased, Headache, Respiratory Tract Congestion
Adverse event was reported on Sep 15, 2011 by a Male taking Bactrim Ds (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: dizziness, weight decreased, headache, respiratory tract congestion.
Associated medications used:
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Claritin
  • Oxycontin
  • Furosemide
  • Claritin-d
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po ; 20-10mg, Daily, Po ; 5 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po ; 10 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po ; 20-10mg, Daily, Po ; 5 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po ; 10 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po ; 20-10mg, Daily, Po ; 5 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po ; 10 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)


Nausea, Arthralgia, Muscle Spasms, Serotonin Syndrome, Fall, Confusional State, Headache
on Jun 15, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 178.0 lb, was treated with Bactrim. Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: nausea, arthralgia, muscle spasms, serotonin syndrome, fall, confusional state, headache. Bactrim dosage: 4 Pills A Day (x 10 Days). Patient was hospitalized.

Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Pneumonia
on Jun 07, 2012 Male from JAPAN , weighting 180.8 lb, was treated with Bactrim. After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: neutrophil count decreased, platelet count decreased, haemoglobin decreased, white blood cell count decreased, pneumonia. Bactrim dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Teicoplanin
  • Vidaza (75 Milligram/sq. Meter)
  • Vidaza (75 Milligram/sq. Meter)
  • Omegacin
  • Vidaza (75 Milligram/sq. Meter)
  • Miya Bm
  • Ceftriaxone Na
  • Rabeprazole Sodium


Pancytopenia
Patient was taking Bactrim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: pancytopenia on Sep 15, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 63 years of age, . Bactrim dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Revlimid (10 Mg Daily X 28 , Po , 5 Mg Daily X 28 , Po)
  • Revlimid (10 Mg Daily X 28 , Po , 5 Mg Daily X 28 , Po)
  • Revlimid (10 Mg Daily X 28 , Po , 5 Mg Daily X 28 , Po)
  • Aredia
  • Lisinopril


Fatigue, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Oral Pain, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemorrhage
Adverse event was reported on Jun 07, 2012 by a Male taking Bactrim Ds (Dosage: 1) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 183.8 lb, Patient felt the following Bactrim side effects: fatigue, upper respiratory tract infection, oral pain, platelet count decreased, haemorrhage.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Iron With Vitamin C (2)
  • Resveratrol (250 Milligram)
  • Omega Red Krill Oil (1)
  • Vitamin D (1000 Iu (international Unit))
  • Curcumin C3 Complex With Bioperine (500 Microgram)
  • Dexamethasone (20 Milligram)
  • Allegra (1)
  • Revlimid (15 Milligram)


Constipation, Dry Mouth
on Jun 08, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 180.0 lb, was treated with Bactrim Ds. After Bactrim was administered, patient encountered several Bactrim side effects: constipation, dry mouth. Bactrim Ds dosage: 800mg-160mg, 2x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Toviaz (8 Mg, Once Daily)
  • Levemir (60 Iu, Daily)


Platelet Count Decreased
on Oct 07, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, was treated with Bactrim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bactrim side effects: platelet count decreased. Bactrim dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Aspirin
  • Nexium
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily X 14 Days/off 7 Days : 15 Mg, Qd X21 Days; Off 7 Days, Po)
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily X 14 Days/off 7 Days : 15 Mg, Qd X21 Days; Off 7 Days, Po)
  • Acyclovir


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    Reported deaths: 58

    Reported hospitalizations: 404

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