Review: could Metronidazole cause Abdominal pain?
Summary: Abdominal pain could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Omeprazole, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 13,027 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 582 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.
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Metronidazole (latest outcomes from 13,875 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.
Abdominal pain (latest reports from 614,404 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 719 people (5.56%) have Abdominal Pain. They amount to 0.12% of all the 615,852 people who have Abdominal Pain on eHealthMe.
Time on Metronidazole when people have Abdominal pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Abdominal pain||96.88%||1.56%||0.00%||0.00%||1.56%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Metronidazole * :
|Abdominal pain||0.31%||1.23%||7.04%||8.27%||13.02%||26.65%||18.68%||24.81% |
Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Metronidazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Abdominal pain||0.00%||40.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Abdominal pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (46 people, 6.40%)
- Urinary tract infection (43 people, 5.98%)
- Contraception (39 people, 5.42%)
- Crohn's disease (38 people, 5.29%)
- Prophylaxis (36 people, 5.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Omeprazole (143 people, 19.89%)
- Cephalexin (139 people, 19.33%)
- Zometa (115 people, 15.99%)
- Ciprofloxacin (112 people, 15.58%)
- Fluconazole (111 people, 15.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
Ive been taking Metronidazole for about 5-10 years on and off for treatment of diverticulitis. I have experienced pain in my lower abdomen, constipation, diarhea related to this illness. I just recently found out that I have ascites and don't know why yet. This was discovered after an episode where I began to feel ill as though I was going to pass out and I felt nauseated and felt like I was going to have diarhea at the same time. Nothing happened other than I sat on the toilet for awhile, unable to get up. So I moved down to the floor because I thought I was going to fall. I went to the doctor and they found ascites around my liver. Do you know what this could be?
From this study (1 year ago):
emelita on Mar, 24, 2011:
Yesterday I ask my pharmacy to print me a copy of all the medicine i have taken and he is kind enough to print me from 2005 to present 2011. I have seen that I have been on lisinopryl since or maybe as early as 2005 to 2009. On 2008 I have been diagnose with Uterus cancer so i have an extensive Hysterectomy. By the way all symptoms that I have at the time I am taking lisinopryl is the pain on my hips which I cannot walk much and sit much and stand much. I have always infections which wont go away. after the hysterectomy, the hips pains go away and the infections go away too. After that I change Doctor and he gave me a different HB pills. Now one week ago I started feeling the pain again after the Doctor change my medication So I started digging on what mediation I am taking that resulted of me having a cancer on the uterus and this lisinopryl is the culprit. lisinopryl. at that time I am also taking Atenolol 100 mg.
amanda biggs on Aug, 31, 2012:
i have breast cancer and i was not feel well so went to doctor and they put me no penicillin vk are they shue it all right to take them
Emm on Apr, 9, 2013:
It is highly unlikely that Lisinopril caused your cancer. You say you also take Atenolol. Both of these medications affect potassium levels in the blood. Altered potassium can cause muscle pain and cramping. The cancer also causes pain. If you are in remission make an appt ASAP. I pray for your recovery. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a mostly raw diet, and do all you can to stay well. Good luck.
From this study (1 year ago):
S Hussain on Jan, 19, 2013:
My daughter has Essential Thrombocythosis and been taking Agrylin and been taking Ecotrin. There is a long grocery list of side effects, vision. Migraines,endrometrosis, accessory spleen, constantly dizzy, blood clots. Bruises, painful arms and legs, chest pains, nausea,blackouts anemia etc.
I have recently been informed that Agrylin is being discontinued, I have not been told why.
Is there an alternate meds for this condition, as a hydroxurea on trial caused mouth ulcers. I look forward to hearing from you.
I have browzing thru the internet and have seen that this meds is discontinued.
Some suppliers in South africa have indicated the supplier has now being changed. Is this true or buffer screen.
If taken off the market in Us and other countries, why is SSouth Africa not requesting answers.
If this drug is not suitable and has so many side effects it should be discontinued.
Shahid Javed on Mar, 27, 2013:
Dear Mr. Hussain,
i hope your daughter gets well soon. i am a polycythemia patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis and some other problems. my doc is taking care of me very well and i am very satisfied with the treatment. if you are in karachi, you may also refer to Dr. Tahir Shamsi, Dr. Rizwan Nabi, Dr. Mehwish Taj
you can find them at National Institute of Blood Disease (NIBD) its right next to National Stadium (in front of Faran Club)
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