Review: could Metronidazole cause Ibs?
We study 13,041 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Ibs. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs and more.
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Metronidazole (latest outcomes from 13,891 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.
Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) (latest reports from 71,035 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.
On Jul, 30, 2014: 13,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 40 people (0.31%) have Ibs. They amount to 0.06% of all the 71,023 people who have Ibs on eHealthMe.
Time on Metronidazole when people have Ibs * :
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Age of people who have Ibs when taking Metronidazole * :
Severity of Ibs when taking Metronidazole ** :
How people recovered from Ibs ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 7.50%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (3 people, 7.50%)
- Infection (3 people, 7.50%)
- Atrial flutter (3 people, 7.50%)
- Impaired gastric emptying (2 people, 5.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Protonix (18 people, 45.00%)
- Lipitor (15 people, 37.50%)
- Zometa (15 people, 37.50%)
- Amoxicillin (13 people, 32.50%)
- Femara (12 people, 30.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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