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Review: could Metronidazole cause Ibs?

Summary: Ibs could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Protonix, and have Hyperlipidaemia.

We study 13,027 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

Metronidazole (latest outcomes from 13,875 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) (latest reports from 70,467 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, osteopenia, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 13,027 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 70,235 people who have Ibs on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ibs in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Ibs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ibs0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibs0.00%0.00%6.06%9.09%9.09%12.12%0.00%63.64%

Severity of Ibs when taking Metronidazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ibs ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 7.50%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (3 people, 7.50%)
  3. Infection (3 people, 7.50%)
  4. Atrial flutter (3 people, 7.50%)
  5. Impaired gastric emptying (2 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (18 people, 45.00%)
  2. Zometa (15 people, 37.50%)
  3. Lipitor (15 people, 37.50%)
  4. Amoxicillin (13 people, 32.50%)
  5. Atenolol (12 people, 30.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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