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Sulfamethoxazole Side Effects

Common Sulfamethoxazole Side Effects

The most commonly reported Sulfamethoxazole side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Renal Failure Acute (166)
Rash (145)
Hyperkalaemia (112)
Nausea (103)
Pyrexia (96)
Pruritus (77)
Vomiting (67)
Urticaria (64)
Headache (61)
Asthenia (60)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (58)
Fatigue (53)
Pain (52)
Dyspnoea (51)
Chills (50)
Diarrhoea (44)
Blood Creatinine Increased (43)
Angioedema (42)
Dizziness (41)
Arthralgia (38)

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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 (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

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.

Sulfamethoxazole Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Sulfamethoxazole 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 Sulfamethoxazole 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.
Renal Failure, Hyperkalaemia
on Mar 11, 2014 Male from US , 75 years of age, weighting 213.4 lb, was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: renal failure, hyperkalaemia. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Rash
Patient was taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800 Mg/160. Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, rash on Mar 06, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 54 years of age, weighting 251.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800 Mg/160 dosage: 1 Bid Oral.

Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Wound
Adverse event was reported on Mar 06, 2014 by a Male taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 34 years of age, After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: stevens-johnson syndrome, wound. Patient was hospitalized.

Hyponatraemia, Hypokalaemia
on Mar 05, 2014 Male from US , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, Ds. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia. Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, Ds dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Azithromycin
  • Budesonide
  • Dextrose
  • Emtricitabine/tenofovir
  • Etravirine
  • Heparin
  • Ipratropium/albuterol
Patient was hospitalized.


Pharyngitis, Dysphagia, Odynophagia, Dysphonia, Oral Candidiasis, Agranulocytosis
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from US , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethorpim. Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: pharyngitis, dysphagia, odynophagia, dysphonia, oral candidiasis, agranulocytosis. Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethorpim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Vomiting, Hyperkalaemia, Bradycardia, Dialysis
Patient was taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: nausea, vomiting, hyperkalaemia, bradycardia, dialysis on Mar 04, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 66 years of age, weighting 184.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Spironolactone
Patient was hospitalized.

Oral Mucosal Discolouration, Paraesthesia Oral, Lip Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Mar 04, 2014 by a Female taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim Tablets (Dosage: 800 Mg/160 Mg) . Location: US , 35 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: oral mucosal discolouration, paraesthesia oral, lip swelling.

Palpitations, Dizziness, Dyspnoea, Penile Blister, Burns Second Degree
on Feb 24, 2014 Male from US , 46 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800/160. Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: palpitations, dizziness, dyspnoea, penile blister, burns second degree. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800/160 dosage: One Table Twice Daily.

Candida Infection, Agranulocytosis
on Feb 25, 2014 Male from US , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim Tablets, Usp 800 Mg/ 160 Mg. After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: candida infection, agranulocytosis. Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim Tablets, Usp 800 Mg/ 160 Mg dosage: N/A.

Renal Failure Acute, Hyperkalaemia
Patient was taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: renal failure acute, hyperkalaemia on Feb 18, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 94 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, . Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
Patient was hospitalized.

Hyperkalaemia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Male taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 71 years of age, Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: hyperkalaemia. Patient was hospitalized.

Hyperkalaemia, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Decreased, Nodal Rhythm, Bundle Branch Block Left, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Electrocardiogram T Wave Peaked, Metabolic Acidosis, Haemodialysis
on Feb 11, 2014 Female from US , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim. After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: hyperkalaemia, blood pressure decreased, heart rate decreased, nodal rhythm, bundle branch block left, electrocardiogram qrs complex prolonged, electrocardiogram t wave peaked, metabolic acidosis, haemodialysis. Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Spironolactone
  • Valsartan
  • Sotalol


Polyarthritis
on Feb 13, 2014 Male from AU , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: polyarthritis. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Basiliximab (Pre-operatively And Again On Day 4.)
  • Mycophenolic Acid (Commenced Post-operatively)
  • Prednisolone (Commenced Post-operatively)
  • Tacrolimus (Commenced Post-operatively)
  • Methylprednisolone (Pre-operatively)
Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure Acute, Hyponatraemia
Patient was taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: renal failure acute, hyponatraemia on Feb 11, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 63 years of age, weighting 308.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure Acute, Rash Erythematous, Rhabdomyolysis, Diarrhoea, Dialysis
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Male taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 67 years of age, weighting 348.8 lb, After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: renal failure acute, rash erythematous, rhabdomyolysis, diarrhoea, dialysis. Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure Acute, Hyperkalaemia
on Feb 07, 2014 Male from US , 55 years of age, weighting 265.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: renal failure acute, hyperkalaemia. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: 1 Tab, Bid, Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
Patient was hospitalized.

Fatigue, Asthenia, Lethargy, Renal Failure Acute
on Feb 07, 2014 Male from US , 69 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: fatigue, asthenia, lethargy, renal failure acute. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: 2 Tab, Bid, Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Losartan
Patient was hospitalized.

Dehydration, Hypotension, Eosinophilia, Renal Failure Acute
Patient was taking Sulfamethoxazole\trimethoprim. After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: dehydration, hypotension, eosinophilia, renal failure acute on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, weighting 184.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Sulfamethoxazole\trimethoprim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Asthenia, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Cough, Respiratory Tract Congestion, Nephropathy Toxic, Renal Failure Acute
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Male taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: asthenia, upper respiratory tract infection, cough, respiratory tract congestion, nephropathy toxic, renal failure acute. Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea, Panic Attack, Anxiety
on Jan 30, 2014 Female from US , 41 years of age, weighting 329.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: diarrhoea, panic attack, anxiety. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Fatigue, Dizziness, Renal Failure Acute, Melaena
on Jan 30, 2014 Male from US , 67 years of age, weighting 305.3 lb, was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: hypotension, diarrhoea, asthenia, fatigue, dizziness, renal failure acute, melaena. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A.

Nerve Injury
Patient was taking Sulfamethoxazole/tmp Ds. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: nerve injury on Jan 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 25 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Sulfamethoxazole/tmp Ds dosage: 20, Twice Daily, Mouth.
Associated medications used:
  • Thyroid
  • Adderall


Pseudomembranous Colitis, Megacolon
Adverse event was reported on Jan 28, 2014 by a Female taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 32 years of age, Patient felt the following Sulfamethoxazole side effects: pseudomembranous colitis, megacolon.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Carbenicillin (Unk)
  • Ticarcillin (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)
  • Cytosine Arabinoside ((100 Mg/m2 ) On Days 1 Through 7)
  • Doxorubicin (Doxorubicin (35 Mg/m2 ) On Days 1 Through 3)
  • Gentamicin (Unk)
  • Cephalothin (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Meningitis
on Jan 24, 2014 Female from US , 77 years of age, weighting 115.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/tmp Ds. After Sulfamethoxazole was administered, patient encountered several Sulfamethoxazole side effects: meningitis. Sulfamethoxazole/tmp Ds dosage: 1 Tablet, Twice A Day, By Mouth.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Donepezil
  • Risperidone
  • Lorazepam
  • Sertraline
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Sucralfate
  • Viactiv Calcium Plus D
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Neutropenia, Rash, Pyrexia
on Jan 27, 2014 Male from US , 73 years of age, weighting 170.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Sulfamethoxazole side effects: neutropenia, rash, pyrexia. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

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    Alternative SULFAMETHOXAZOLE Names:SULFAMETH

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1252

    Sulfamethoxazole safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 31

    Reported hospitalizations: 496

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