Septra ds vs. Vitamin a


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Septra ds and Vitamin a. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 78,960 people who take Septra ds and Vitamin a, and is updated regularly.

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How the study uses the data?

The study is based on sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim and vitamin a (the active ingredients of Septra ds and Vitamin a, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Septra ds?

Septra ds has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in urinary tract infection. Check the latest outcomes from 1,727 Septra ds users, or browse all drugs.

What is Vitamin a?

Vitamin a has active ingredients of vitamin a. It is often used in acne. Check the latest outcomes from 209 Vitamin a users, or browse all drugs.

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.

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On Mar, 30, 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)

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

Drug effectiveness:

Septra Ds:
  • not at all: 12.5 %
  • somewhat: 27.78 %
  • moderate: 40.28 %
  • high: 15.28 %
  • very high: 4.17 %
Vitamin A:
  • not at all: 8.04 %
  • somewhat: 25.85 %
  • moderate: 26.79 %
  • high: 27.58 %
  • very high: 11.74 %

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