Could Metronidazole cause Drowsiness - from FDA reports


Summary

Drowsiness 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 Omeprazole, and have Pain . We study 14,423 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA. Among them, 199 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness 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)

Drowsiness

Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,684 Drowsiness patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

14,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 199 people (1.38%) have Drowsiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metronidazole cause Drowsiness?

Time on Metronidazole when people have Drowsiness *:

  • < 1 month: 95.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Metronidazole *:

  • female: 77.95 %
  • male: 22.05 %

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Metronidazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.55 %
  • 2-9: 2.2 %
  • 10-19: 2.75 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 13.74 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 25.27 %
  • 60+: 25.27 %

Severity of Drowsiness **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 50 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (34 people, 17.09%)
  • Zometa (33 people, 16.58%)
  • Effexor (30 people, 15.08%)
  • Coreg (30 people, 15.08%)
  • Lisinopril (29 people, 14.57%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (23 people, 11.56%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (19 people, 9.55%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 9.55%)
  • Itching (11 people, 5.53%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people, 5.53%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (55 people, 27.64%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (46 people, 23.12%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (42 people, 21.11%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (41 people, 20.60%)
  • Abdominal Pain (41 people, 20.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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