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Review: could Flagyl cause Pneumonia?

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

We study 9,822 people who have side effects while taking Flagyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 521 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Flagyl

Flagyl (latest outcomes from 10,455 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 751,448 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Flagyl. Among them, 521 people (5.33%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.07% of all the 758,568 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in Flagyl reports

Time on Flagyl when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Flagyl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.00%0.61%2.25%1.64%2.87%17.42%20.29%54.92%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Flagyl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (68 people, 13.05%)
  2. Osteoporosis (50 people, 9.60%)
  3. Pain (41 people, 7.87%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (28 people, 5.37%)
  5. Crohn's disease (28 people, 5.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (220 people, 42.23%)
  2. Levaquin (181 people, 34.74%)
  3. Lasix (169 people, 32.44%)
  4. Protonix (153 people, 29.37%)
  5. Aredia (153 people, 29.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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