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 13,078 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 has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 13,929 Metronidazole users)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 13,074 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 804 people (6.15%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Metronidazole when people have Diarrhea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (74 people, 9.20%)
- Pain (60 people, 7.46%)
- Breast cancer (48 people, 5.97%)
- Diarrhoea (47 people, 5.85%)
- Depression (41 people, 5.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fluconazole (134 people, 16.67%)
- Potassium chloride (114 people, 14.18%)
- Dexamethasone (110 people, 13.68%)
- Aspirin (105 people, 13.06%)
- Acetaminophen (105 people, 13.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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