Review: could Metronidazole cause Fungal Skin Infection?


Summary

Fungal skin infection is reported only by a few people who take Metronidazole. We study 12,070 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Fungal skin infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal skin infection and more.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Metronidazole 13,547 users)

Fungal Skin Infection

Fungal skin infection has been reported by people with mitochondrial myopathy, muscle aches, torsade de pointes, abdominal pain upper, abdominal pain (latest reports from 1,015 Fungal skin infection patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

12,070 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 5 people (0.04%) 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: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

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

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prostate Cancer (1 person)
  • Lung Abscess (1 person)
  • Drug Eruption (1 person)
  • Crohn's Disease (1 person)
  • Appendiceal Abscess (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vancomycin (2 people)
  • Prednisone (2 people)
  • Omeprazole (2 people)
  • Methotrexate (2 people)
  • Cyclosporine (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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