Bactrim vs Retin-a - from FDA reports


This is a side effect comparison of Bactrim and Retin-a. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

86,138 people who take Bactrim and Retin-a are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Bactrim vs Retin-a drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim)
  • Retin-A (tretinoin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

Bactrim:
  1. Dry Skin
  2. Dermatitis Exfoliative (widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss)
  3. Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin)
  4. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  5. Pain
  6. Pyrexia (fever)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Anxiety
  9. Depression
  10. Headache (pain in head)
Retin-A:
  1. Pyrexia (fever)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  6. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Pain
  10. Headache (pain in head)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

Bactrim:
  1. Dizziness
  2. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Asthenia (weakness)
  7. Depression
  8. Weight Decreased
  9. Chest Pain
  10. Diarrhoea
Retin-A:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Vomiting
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Pyrexia (fever)
  6. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  9. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)
  10. Gamma-Glutamyltransferase Increased

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