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Got reaction jaundice, nausea since starting bactrim. Help?

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I have been taking bactrim then all of sudden had a reaction jaundice and nausea just had a liver function test before starting bactrim all was normal
Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Jaundice is one of the rare side effects of this medication. One medical study found that 1.6% of persons who use this medication experience jaundice.

It can cause cholestatic jaundice (there is interference of the flow of bile in the liver) and in some cases hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). As a result laboratory tests would show an increase in the liver function enzymes which indicate how the liver is working and also an increase in bilirubin levels (bile).
The changes are not permanent and should decline when you stop the medication.It may take a few weeks or sometimes months in some persons.

Nausea is also one of the possible side effects that can occur.

Your doctor may advise you to discontinue and use another antibiotic if you still need antibiotic therapy. You will also have frequent blood tests to monitor liver function.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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