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Review: could Metronidazole cause Fungal infection?

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 Ciprofloxacin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 13,078 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.

You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Metronidazole and have Fungal infection >>>

 

Metronidazole

Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 13,930 Metronidazole users)

Fungal infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, birth control. (latest reports from 13,224 Fungal infection patients)

On Mar, 15, 2015: 13,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 76 people (0.58%) have Fungal Infection.

Trend of Fungal infection in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Fungal infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fungal infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fungal infection0.00%1.54%3.08%7.69%15.38%29.23%13.85%29.23%

Severity of Fungal infection when taking Metronidazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Fungal infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (5 people, 6.58%)
  2. Pseudomembranous colitis (3 people, 3.95%)
  3. Crohn's disease (3 people, 3.95%)
  4. Aspergillosis (3 people, 3.95%)
  5. Pneumonia (3 people, 3.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ciprofloxacin (18 people, 23.68%)
  2. Diflucan (16 people, 21.05%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (14 people, 18.42%)
  4. Vancomycin (12 people, 15.79%)
  5. 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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