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Review: could Metronidazole cause Diarrhea?





Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fluconazole, and have High blood pressure.

We study 13,061 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 804 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from Metronidazole 13,917 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Dec, 6, 2014: 13,061 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 804 people (6.16%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea92.68%7.32%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.14%1.38%4.26%4.13%7.02%17.47%20.63%44.98%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%60.00%30.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea33.33%16.67%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (74 people, 9.20%)
  2. Pain (60 people, 7.46%)
  3. Breast cancer (48 people, 5.97%)
  4. Diarrhoea (47 people, 5.85%)
  5. Depression (41 people, 5.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluconazole (134 people, 16.67%)
  2. Potassium chloride (114 people, 14.18%)
  3. Dexamethasone (110 people, 13.68%)
  4. Aspirin (105 people, 13.06%)
  5. Acetaminophen (105 people, 13.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Looking for other testimonies who have had more severe side effects than those listed from taking metronidazole & alcohol?
    (Asked by a 30 year old man who has Nausea, Vomiting, Out Of Head As If Totally Drunk, and takes Metronidazole)
    Had 4 beers over 4 hour period on last day of taking Metronidazole. Was vomiting & basically acting totally out of character as in wild & argumentative - similar to being bad drunk. Went to sleep & woke up with basically no memory of what happened.
  • Is taking imodium a few days after taking aloe vera gel safe? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 16 year old girl who has Diarrhea, and takes Aloe Vera Gel)
    I have diarrhea from taking aloe Vera gel and I really need to get rid of it, I bought the aloe Vera gel on about Monday of this week. I have been having diarrhea from this aloe Vera gel since a day after I took it. I was wondering if it was safe to take Imodium for my diarrhea four days after i dra ...
  • Can someone on warfarin take imodium?
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Diarrhea, and takes Coumadin)
    I have diarrhea and would like to know if imodium interferes with coumadin which I take every day.? Thank you
  • I have pouchitis.is there any cure for it.antibiotics do not help.is there any chance that imuran will help or something else?help please! (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 23 year old man who has Frequent Bowel Movements, Bloody Diarrhea, Paina, Grumbling Intestines, Lose Weight, and takes Ciprofloxacin, Imuran, Metronidazole)
    Since I was 16 years old I strugle with Ulcerative Colitis.Year and a half ago my colon was removed.So, now I have J-pouch and it seems that colon removement caused severe pouchitis.When I use antibiotics it seems that everything is good,but when i stop using them ,everything gets even worse. I ...
  • How to cure isoniazid c dif colitis (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Diarrhea, Colitis, and takes Isoniazid, Probiotics, Pyridoxine (vitamin B6))
    Developed c dif colitis 4.5 mos into inh tx also have cvid as well as systemic lupus and ankylosing spondylitis... What can they give me?

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