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Review: could Metronidazole cause Nausea and vomiting?

Summary: Nausea and vomiting could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Acetaminophen, and have Pain.

We study 13,027 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 698 have Nausea and vomiting. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea and vomiting 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, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Metronidazole include fever, pain, nausea aggravated, nausea, pain exacerbated.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 1,061,425 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, type 2 diabetes.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 12,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 698 people (5.39%) have Nausea And Vomiting. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,062,801 people who have Nausea And Vomiting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea and vomiting in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Nausea and vomiting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea and vomiting98.84%0.00%0.58%0.00%0.58%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Nausea and vomiting when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea and vomiting0.15%2.28%5.78%11.26%8.68%10.35%22.98%38.51%

Severity of Nausea and vomiting when taking Metronidazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea and vomiting0.00%50.00%37.50%12.50%

How people recovered from Nausea and vomiting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea and vomiting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (98 people, 14.04%)
  2. Depression (95 people, 13.61%)
  3. Hypertension (89 people, 12.75%)
  4. Metastases to bone (49 people, 7.02%)
  5. Prophylaxis (46 people, 6.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetaminophen (137 people, 19.63%)
  2. Ciprofloxacin (126 people, 18.05%)
  3. Fluconazole (99 people, 14.18%)
  4. Levaquin (98 people, 14.04%)
  5. Potassium chloride (82 people, 11.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Developed a hematoma after total hysterectomy. Started on antibiotics for hematoma. Been on opiate pain meds (fentanyl, dialudid, etc) for two years due to low back injury. Pain management doctor increased fentanyl from 100 mcg/ 48 hr to 125and mcg/ 48 hr and increased breakthrough pain medicine from dilaudid 4mg/ 8 hrs to 8mgs/ 8 hrs. Developed severe hallucinations four years days post hysterectomy. What is causing hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, sweating and no appetite?

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I didn't know whether to call a doctor or an ambulance and just thought I need to get the drugs out of my system I felt like I'd been poisoned.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Sensitivity to sounds. Muffled hearing. Feels like I need to equalize- pressure in ears.
    Rash near neck and shoulder.

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