SEPTRA Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (87 Ratings)

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 2  Uti Extreme gas, stomach pain , headache , heart burn , cannot sleep. Taken 4 days and the side effects are terrible F 64 0 days
1X D
9/3/2021
 1  UTI Severe insomnia, crushing chest pain, heart racing, mental health decline, thoughts of inevitable death, fatigue, leg weakness, night sweats, confusion. I could only tolerate this for 3 days before I stopped. I honestly though I was going to die in bed. The insomnia cleared up after being off septra for 3 nights but my chest still hurts a week later. I don't think I will ever get back to normal. M 44 3 days
800 2X D
4/3/2021
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 2  Kidney infection Anxiety, nervousness, irritability F 28 10 days
11/29/2018
 1  UTI Weak, very tired feeling, nausea, body aches and pains 3 days after stopping and I still feel the side effects. F 49 2 days
9/4/2018
 4  Severe Non-Draining Stye Fatigue, Tiredness, Trouble Focusing, Jittery Feeling, Difficulty Staying Asleep, Dehydration, Constipation. This cleared up my eye infection very well, however the side effects were a bit of a doozy. F 27 7 days
160/800 2X D
8/28/2017
 1  Uti Cant sleep when it feels like my lungs being crushed and hearts racing so fast, not to mention the countless times i just threw up all my stomach contents and more yay!!! Horrible medicine never taking it again. I drank so much water with it and ate food but i still was horrible off with it. Getting my doctor to switch my medicine immeadiately! F 21 7 days
10/18/2016
 1  UTI The worst anxiety and insomnia. My entire body is uncomfortable and shaky. I have only had 3 pills. F 36 1 days
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5/26/2016
 1  Severe Diarrhea Anxiety, insomnia and heart palpitations I took this drug for 1 day, once in the am and once in the pm, and by that night I started feeling anxious so I decided to stop taking this med. Today is starting my third day off of this stuff and the anxiety has gotten worse or its just me stressing out or not sleeping at all last night. I am really starting to wonder how long this stuff is going to stick with me. If there is anyone out there who has overcome these side effects please share your story on this site as I have read through several hundreds of reviews and have not seen any clear answers as to anyone recovering. I just feel like I'm in a pit right now and I just want some good news. Please someone just email me so I'm not alone through this. M 27 1 days
800/160 2X D
2/11/2016
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 4  UTI Gas, anxiety, occasional stomach ache, headache, body aches I went through Septra much better than any other antibiotic, it had its side effects though. The anxiety affected me more than anything else, and I tended to stay inside to rest. It was better than getting a kidney infection F 16 5 days
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1/1/2016
 2  UTI No appetite at all. Heart racing. Hot and cold chills. Bad taste in mouth. Gas. Memory loss. Confusion. insomina. The doctor prescribed me this for 10 days twice a day. After very 1st dose, my appetite completely was gone. My heart feels like it is beating out of my chest. I have a nasty taste in my mouth. I cannot remember anything. I can't sleep neither. I feel so sick it's not even funny. I made it two full days. I really thought I could make it threw the week but I just cant. I just want to feel like myself again. The side effects are unbearable for me. So Ill just have to call the docs and get a alternative medicine because Im done never ever again! F 25 10 days
11/18/2015
 1  nasal infection I feel so sick I'm going to stop taking this medication cuz I can't eat I throw up I've been vomiting a lot and can't hold anything down so you never was allergic to this drug before but now I am so it's going in the toilet body aches hot and cold sweats it's just a horrible drug I'll never take it again they should take this off of the market 64 5 days
800
5/6/2015
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 1  Uti Red eyes stomach ache, headache F 33 1 days
4/26/2015
 1  Uti Nausea, lightheadedness, low blood sugar, anxiety, crying, depression, shakiness, like I was trembling inside I started taking Septra due to a UTI, the first one I have ever experienced, and hopefully the last. It was prescribed for 7 days and on day 3 I began to feel so sick that I almost stopped taking it, but continued since I have read that untreated, the infection could travel up to the kidneys. Tomorrow is my last day, and I hope I will survive it. Please be careful with this drug. It has been banned in the United Kingdom due to fatalities. F 69 7 days
2X D
3/25/2015
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 1  UTI extreme nausea, bloating, loss of appetite, acute headache, body ache, intense fatigue, dizziness, red & painful eyes, shivering, fever, dehydration, sensitive skin Doctors did not connect the symptoms to the drug, despite my suggesting so, kept saying there must be overlapping illnesses, some kind of viral infection, along with the UTI - after going thru this site, I realized the awful feeling that I've been experiencing is due to the drug - I am stopping it this very moment. I'm shocked to see that the Doctors are not aware of the horrible side effects. F 17 6 days
2X D
3/17/2015
 1  UTI Absolutely horrible right side, front and back pain. Made me super sluggish as well but the pain was so intense I had to quit taking it. After my 2nd dose on day 3 I called the Doc and told her I wouldn't take anymore of this med. Guess what? The pain I was experiencing was 90% gone on Day 4 (I quit taking it after my 2nd dose on Day 3). This medicine is the devil! F 40 3 days
160 mg
2/17/2015
 3  Prostatisis After taking Septra for 10 days I have experienced Emotional Mood Swings, Constipation, abdominal pain, a weird sensation in my urital tract , sore throat, and headache. These were all pretty much listed as rare side effects from the drug but everyone's body is different. I hope this works. I have 10 more pills left before I'm done with this. Im not sure if its working. I haven't finished my term yet but I am going through hell. I just hope all these side effects wear off when I stop taking it. I am having the worst time going number 2. The constipation is making me very concerned. M 25 3 weeks
160mg 2X D
11/18/2014
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 1  UTI Took Septra a few years ago and didn't like the nausea. Got another UTI and took one dose. Vomiting, chills, muscle aches, sore throat that felt like I had popcorn stuck in it. Then next morning both the backs of hands were numb, and red eyes. Generally felt like I was beat with a bat. Crazy. Wanted to go to hospital but figured I should wait till it was at least 24 from the first dose. Made me feel better to read all these other side effects. Thanks F 42 1 days
10/5/2014
 1  uti Sharp pains shooting in legs, nausea, vomiting, absolutely awful feeling. Did not react to this antibiotic well AT ALL. Do not recommend this to anyone. Always always read up on the symptoms and do research on the drug before you take it. I've been miserable and finally feeling better after 24 hours of not taking it. F 19 2 days
8/15/2014
 1  travel infection Its been 2 weeks of hell. No sleep, lots of gas, mucas in stools, anxcious, cough, sore throat, deeper voice, achey body, sore joints, dizziness, no appetite and more. Doctors prescribed sleeping tablets, 2 weeks is a long time to go without any sleep. Today is my last day I just hope that it has worked and that the side effects wear of quickly. M 32 2 weeks
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8/1/2014
 1  Acne My 16 year old daughter had Flu like symptoms, eye infection and then hard to breathe due to blisters in throat, went to ER and blisters appeared all over her body, within 48 hours rushed to ICU with low blood pressure and diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome due to an adverse reaction to this medication. We very nearly lost our daughter. 6 days in ICU and a week in the burns unit after. Still recovering from scar tissue in eyes 6 weeks later. Do not take it!! F 16 20 days
2X D
7/31/2014
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