Metronidazole and Diarrhea - from FDA reports
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. This review analyzes which people have Diarrhea with Metronidazole. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 22,502 people who have side effects when taking Metronidazole from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Aug, 22, 2017
22,502 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 1,466 people (6.51%) have Diarrhea
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metronidazole when people have Diarrhea *:
- < 1 month: 94.19 %
- 1 - 6 months: 5.52 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.29 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole *:
- female: 65.62 %
- male: 34.38 %
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole *:
- 0-1: 0.79 %
- 2-9: 1.03 %
- 10-19: 3.5 %
- 20-29: 5.09 %
- 30-39: 8.43 %
- 40-49: 14.63 %
- 50-59: 18.76 %
- 60+: 47.77 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (105 people, 7.16%)
- Pain (90 people, 6.14%)
- Multiple Myeloma (75 people, 5.12%)
- Crohn's Disease (67 people, 4.57%)
- Depression (64 people, 4.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Fluconazole (150 people, 10.23%)
- Dexamethasone (123 people, 8.39%)
- Furosemide (118 people, 8.05%)
- Zometa (112 people, 7.64%)
- Acetaminophen (109 people, 7.44%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (378 people, 25.78%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (328 people, 22.37%)
- Abdominal Pain (230 people, 15.69%)
- Pain (228 people, 15.55%)
- Weakness (225 people, 15.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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