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Review: could Metronidazole cause Drowsiness?

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

We study 13,027 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness 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.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness (latest reports from 491,723 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 12,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 168 people (1.30%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.03% of all the 490,424 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness92.59%3.70%0.00%0.00%3.70%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.65%2.58%3.87%5.81%11.61%25.16%23.87%26.45%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Metronidazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (25 people, 14.88%)
  2. Hypertension (18 people, 10.71%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 8.93%)
  4. Pruritus (14 people, 8.33%)
  5. Maternal therapy to enhance foetal lung maturity (12 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (34 people, 20.24%)
  2. Zometa (30 people, 17.86%)
  3. Effexor (29 people, 17.26%)
  4. Lisinopril (29 people, 17.26%)
  5. Coreg (29 people, 17.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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