Review: could Metronidazole cause Fungal infection?
Summary: Fungal infection could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ciprofloxacin, and have Hypertension.
We study 13,027 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 76 have Fungal infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal infection and more.
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On Apr, 8, 2014: 12,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 76 people (0.59%) have Fungal Infection. They amount to 0.12% of all the 61,249 people who have Fungal Infection on eHealthMe.
Time on Metronidazole when people have Fungal infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fungal infection||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Fungal infection when taking Metronidazole * :
|Fungal infection||0.00%||1.54%||3.08%||7.69%||15.38%||29.23%||13.85%||29.23% |
Severity of Fungal infection when taking Metronidazole ** :
How people recovered from Fungal infection ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (5 people, 6.58%)
- Pseudomembranous colitis (3 people, 3.95%)
- Crohn's disease (3 people, 3.95%)
- Aspergillosis (3 people, 3.95%)
- Pneumonia (3 people, 3.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ciprofloxacin (18 people, 23.68%)
- Diflucan (16 people, 21.05%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (14 people, 18.42%)
- Vancomycin (12 people, 15.79%)
- Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (11 people, 14.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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