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Review: could Metronidazole cause Heart palpitations?

Summary: Heart palpitations could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Fluconazole, and have Depression.

We study 13,027 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 152 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 152 people (1.17%) have Heart Palpitations. They amount to 0.05% of all the 310,588 people who have Heart Palpitations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations89.66%3.45%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.45%3.45%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%5.11%12.41%17.52%27.74%9.49%27.74%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Metronidazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (20 people, 13.16%)
  2. Contraception (14 people, 9.21%)
  3. Hypertension (10 people, 6.58%)
  4. Pain (6 people, 3.95%)
  5. Infection (5 people, 3.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluconazole (34 people, 22.37%)
  2. Doxycycline (33 people, 21.71%)
  3. Paxil (30 people, 19.74%)
  4. Digoxin (27 people, 17.76%)
  5. Aspirin (26 people, 17.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Been on it for two days, with light but frequent heart palpitations.Enough to worry and scare me. I did not drink or take anything else with it.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Only taking Flagyl for 3 days and all of the above sypmtoms plus a metallic taste in my mouth started. Feel there was a reaction between Lexapro and Flagyl.

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