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Review: could Metronidazole cause Abdominal pain?

Summary: Abdominal pain is found among people who take Metronidazole, especially for people who are 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 13,082 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 583 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 13,936 Metronidazole users)

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has been reported by people with birth control, crohn's disease, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 107,301 Abdominal pain patients)

On May, 15, 2015: 13,082 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 720 people (5.50%) have Abdominal Pain.

Trend of Abdominal pain in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Abdominal pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal pain96.92%1.54%0.00%0.00%1.54%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal pain0.31%1.22%7.03%8.41%13.00%26.61%18.65%24.77%

Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Metronidazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal pain0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal pain50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (46 people, 6.39%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (43 people, 5.97%)
  3. Contraception (39 people, 5.42%)
  4. Crohn's disease (38 people, 5.28%)
  5. Prophylaxis (36 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (143 people, 19.86%)
  2. Cephalexin (139 people, 19.31%)
  3. Zometa (115 people, 15.97%)
  4. Ciprofloxacin (112 people, 15.56%)
  5. Fluconazole (111 people, 15.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I took grapefruit whit the medication wich is not good and increase the sides effects. I also took Fluconazole with the metronidazole

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year 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?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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.

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