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Fast heart rate
Aug 6, 2007

My heart rat normal is about 70 since taking Sulfameth/trimethuprim 800 my rate is over 100 beats a minute does the caus rapid hart rate?

Response from Dr. Henry

Sulfa/trimethoprim would rarely cause tachycardia. If your were having a reaction to it with fever or other symptoms then a fast heart rate could be linked to that. I suggest discussing this with your HIV specialist to see if any other condition could be contributing (such as thyroid conditions, excess caffeine, anxiety, and many others). KH

chest pain and low grade fever

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