Review: could Metronidazole cause Fungal Skin Infection?


Fungal skin 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 Aspirin, and have Pneumonia . We study 14,421 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Fungal skin infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal skin infection and more.

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Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from Metronidazole 21,680 users)

Fungal Skin Infection

Fungal skin infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 1,912 Fungal skin infection patients).

On Oct, 12, 2016

14,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 7 people (0.05%) have Fungal Skin Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metronidazole cause Fungal skin infection?

Time on Metronidazole when people have Fungal Skin Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Skin Infection when taking Metronidazole *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 28.57 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 42.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Prostate Cancer (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Lung Abscess (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Drug Eruption (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Crohn's Disease (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Plavix (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Omeprazole (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Bioclavid (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Viral Infection (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Injury (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Hallucination (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Dysuria (1 person, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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