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Review: could Metronidazole cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Fluconazole, and have Hypertension.

We study 13,028 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 803 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole (latest outcomes from 13,875 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,088,737 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 13,027 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 803 people (6.16%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,093,224 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

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
Diarrhea92.64%7.36%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%4.27%4.13%6.89%17.49%20.66%45.04%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%55.56%33.33%11.11%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea40.00%20.00%40.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (74 people, 9.22%)
  2. Pain (60 people, 7.47%)
  3. Breast cancer (48 people, 5.98%)
  4. Diarrhoea (47 people, 5.85%)
  5. Depression (41 people, 5.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluconazole (134 people, 16.69%)
  2. Potassium chloride (114 people, 14.20%)
  3. Dexamethasone (110 people, 13.70%)
  4. Aspirin (105 people, 13.08%)
  5. Acetaminophen (105 people, 13.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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