Could Metronidazole cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


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 20,441 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA. Among them, 1,336 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 21,684 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,593 Diarrhea patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

20,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 1,336 people (6.54%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metronidazole cause Diarrhea?

Time on Metronidazole when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 93.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.31 %
  • 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: 66.49 %
  • male: 33.51 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.52 %
  • 2-9: 1.12 %
  • 10-19: 3.72 %
  • 20-29: 4.5 %
  • 30-39: 8.3 %
  • 40-49: 15.22 %
  • 50-59: 19.29 %
  • 60+: 47.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (96 people, 7.19%)
  • Pain (83 people, 6.21%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (65 people, 4.87%)
  • Depression (60 people, 4.49%)
  • Crohn's Disease (55 people, 4.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fluconazole (150 people, 11.23%)
  • Dexamethasone (123 people, 9.21%)
  • Furosemide (118 people, 8.83%)
  • Zometa (112 people, 8.38%)
  • Acetaminophen (109 people, 8.16%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (354 people, 26.50%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (307 people, 22.98%)
  • Pain (221 people, 16.54%)
  • Weakness (204 people, 15.27%)
  • Abdominal Pain (204 people, 15.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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