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Review: could Flagyl cause Drowsiness?

Summary: Drowsiness could be caused by Flagyl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Pain.

We study 9,822 people who have side effects while taking Flagyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Flagyl. Among them, 141 people (1.44%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.03% of all the 491,186 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Flagyl reports

Time on Flagyl when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness85.71%14.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Flagyl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%6.77%6.02%5.26%5.26%12.03%29.32%35.34%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Flagyl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (18 people, 12.77%)
  2. Crohn's disease (15 people, 10.64%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 9.22%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (9 people, 6.38%)
  5. Prophylaxis (8 people, 5.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (32 people, 22.70%)
  2. Pepcid (30 people, 21.28%)
  3. Bactrim (29 people, 20.57%)
  4. Ambien (26 people, 18.44%)
  5. Celexa (25 people, 17.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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