Metronidazole and Fungal infection - from FDA reports


Summary

Fungal infection 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 Hydrochlorothiazide, and have High blood pressure . We study 20,441 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA. Among them, 71 have Fungal infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal infection 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)

Fungal Infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 20,529 Fungal infection patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

20,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 71 people (0.35%) have Fungal Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metronidazole cause Fungal infection?

Time on Metronidazole when people have Fungal Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 88.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fungal Infection when taking Metronidazole *:

  • female: 51.47 %
  • male: 48.53 %

Age of people who have Fungal Infection when taking Metronidazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.39 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 6.78 %
  • 30-39: 15.25 %
  • 40-49: 25.42 %
  • 50-59: 11.86 %
  • 60+: 35.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 8.45%)
  • Pneumonia (4 people, 5.63%)
  • Crohn's Disease (4 people, 5.63%)
  • Agranulocytosis (4 people, 5.63%)
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis (3 people, 4.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Hydrochlorothiazide (14 people, 19.72%)
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (11 people, 15.49%)
  • Alprazolam (10 people, 14.08%)
  • Zithromax (9 people, 12.68%)
  • Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim (9 people, 12.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Constipation (16 people, 22.54%)
  • Insomnia (15 people, 21.13%)
  • Renal Failure Acute (14 people, 19.72%)
  • Muscle Spasms (14 people, 19.72%)
  • Sinusitis (13 people, 18.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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