Combination of co-trimoxazole and an ACEI or ARB causes sudden death.

The generic names of ACEIs typically end in “-pril.” They are a very commonly prescribed group of drugs.

The generic names of ARBs typically end in “-sarten.” They are not as commonly prescribed as ACEIs, but are widely used.

The results showed that, in this specific patient population, 3 of every 1000 individuals taking either ACE inhibitors or ARBs who then begin treatment with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole will die suddenly within 7 to 14 days.

Common Antibiotic Combination Causes Sudden Death

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