Septra ds vs Vitamin a - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Septra ds and Vitamin a. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

78,960 people who take Septra ds and Vitamin a are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Septra ds vs Vitamin a drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Vitamin A (vitamin a)
  • Septra Ds (sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

Septra Ds:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Hypersensitivity
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Pyrexia (fever)
  7. Pain
  8. Abdominal Pain
  9. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  10. Decreased Appetite
Vitamin 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:

Septra Ds:
  1. Weight Gain - Unintentional
  2. Intraocular Pressure Increased
  3. Aura
  4. Bone And Joint Pain
  5. Cervical Spine Pain
  6. Dark Circles Under Eyes
  7. Difficulty In Walking
  8. Elevated Mood
  9. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
  10. Frozen Shoulder (pain and stiffness in the shoulder)
Vitamin 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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