Review: could Metronidazole cause Heart palpitations?
Summary: Heart palpitations is found among people who take Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fluconazole, and have Depression.
We study 13,074 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 155 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.
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Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 13,922 Metronidazole users)
Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,051 Heart palpitations patients)
On Jan, 14, 2015: 13,069 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 155 people (1.19%) have Heart Palpitations.
Time on Metronidazole when people have Heart palpitations * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart palpitations||87.50%||3.12%||0.00%||0.00%||3.12%||3.12%||3.12% |
Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Metronidazole * :
|Heart palpitations||0.00%||0.00%||5.00%||12.86%||17.14%||27.86%||10.00%||27.14% |
Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Metronidazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart palpitations||0.00%||85.71%||14.29%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart palpitations||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (20 people, 12.90%)
- Contraception (14 people, 9.03%)
- Hypertension (10 people, 6.45%)
- Pain (6 people, 3.87%)
- Ill-defined disorder (5 people, 3.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fluconazole (34 people, 21.94%)
- Doxycycline (33 people, 21.29%)
- Paxil (30 people, 19.35%)
- Digoxin (27 people, 17.42%)
- Naproxen (26 people, 16.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Palpitations after taking meds
took my meds last night with in 5 mins my heart rate shot up to 140 bpm an lasted for 15 mins before it came down
- What's the cause of heart palpitations
E-fib or irregular heart beat, more noticeable at night. Have been on hormone replacement since 1995. Started on the patch that caused irritations then switch to 1% Androgel packets. Used 1/2 a packet per day for years, then libido dropped and started using full packet. Everything going good until I started using 25mgs of zinc some months later I started having heart palpitations.
Stopped androgel and zinc, heart palpitations stopped after 2 weeks, almost afraid to start up again!
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About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
- Can biotin cause prolonged heart racing?
I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?
- Looking for other testimonies who have had more severe side effects than those listed from taking metronidazole & alcohol? (1 answer)
Had 4 beers over 4 hour period on last day of taking Metronidazole. Was vomiting & basically acting totally out of character as in wild & argumentative - similar to being bad drunk. Went to sleep & woke up with basically no memory of what happened.
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