Sulfamethoxazole vs Acanya - from FDA reports

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

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On Feb, 11, 2019

5,133 people who take Sulfamethoxazole and Acanya are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Sulfamethoxazole vs Acanya drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Acanya (benzoyl peroxide; clindamycin phosphate)
  • Sulfamethoxazole (sulfamethoxazole)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Anxiety
  4. Pain
  5. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  6. Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  7. Rash
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Depression
  10. Injury
  1. Pyrexia (fever)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Pain
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Vomiting
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  8. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  9. Anxiety
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

  1. Depression
  2. Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  3. Suicidal Ideation
  4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  5. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  6. Anxiety
  7. Blood Cholesterol Increased
  8. Emotional Distress
  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  10. Diarrhoea
  1. Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  2. Pyrexia (fever)
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
  5. Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  6. Depression
  7. Retinitis (inflammation of the retina in the eye)
  8. Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)
  9. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  10. Cytomegalovirus Viraemia (cytomegalo virus in blood stream)

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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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