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 14,423 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA. Among them, 907 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 264,494 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

14,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 907 people (6.29%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metronidazole cause Diarrhea?

Time on Metronidazole when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 91.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.47 %
  • 10+ years: 0.47 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole *:

  • female: 68.78 %
  • male: 31.22 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Metronidazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 1.25 %
  • 10-19: 4.37 %
  • 20-29: 4.24 %
  • 30-39: 7.62 %
  • 40-49: 18.1 %
  • 50-59: 19.6 %
  • 60+: 44.57 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 54.55 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 9.09 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fluconazole (148 people, 16.32%)
  • Furosemide (117 people, 12.90%)
  • Dexamethasone (117 people, 12.90%)
  • Zometa (108 people, 11.91%)
  • Vancomycin (106 people, 11.69%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (79 people, 8.71%)
  • Pain (59 people, 6.50%)
  • Breast Cancer (53 people, 5.84%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (264 people, 29.11%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (235 people, 25.91%)
  • Pain (205 people, 22.60%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (167 people, 18.41%)
  • Abdominal Pain (165 people, 18.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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