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Review: could Metronidazole cause Sinus infection (Sinusitis)?

Summary: Sinus infection is found among people who take Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 13,078 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 202 have Sinus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus infection and more.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 13,928 Metronidazole users)

Sinus infection

Sinus infection (inflammation of sinus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, psoriasis. (latest reports from 36,517 Sinus infection patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 13,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 202 people (1.54%) have Sinus Infection.

Trend of Sinus infection in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Sinus infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sinus infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Sinus infection when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sinus infection0.00%0.00%1.06%2.13%10.11%31.38%22.87%32.45%

Severity of Sinus infection when taking Metronidazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sinus infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (42 people, 20.79%)
  2. Pain (42 people, 20.79%)
  3. Breast cancer (32 people, 15.84%)
  4. Depression (25 people, 12.38%)
  5. Anxiety (20 people, 9.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (119 people, 58.91%)
  2. Dexamethasone (82 people, 40.59%)
  3. Aredia (78 people, 38.61%)
  4. Coumadin (71 people, 35.15%)
  5. Prilosec (70 people, 34.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Since I was 16 years old I strugle with Ulcerative Colitis.Year and a half ago my colon was removed.So, now I have J-pouch and it seems that colon removement caused severe pouchitis.When I use antibiotics it seems that everything is good,but when i stop using them ,everything gets even worse.

    I tried low dose of corticosteroides,colifoam but nothing seems to be working,so I am desperate.

    Now for a two and a half months I have been using Imuran(Azathioprine).Can you tell is it going to help me, or should I try something else.

    Please!Can somebody help me?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Diagnosed with H-pylori and am challenged with pharmophobia (which is a phobia for taking any kind of medication in any form)also anxiety, and agoraphobia which extends to too many things such as driving, going out alone, chocolate, cherries and the list goes on. Can anyone tell me if they are or has taken these medicines together and what was the out come? Side affects, how long it took to get better, and if the weight came back after treatment. I have gone from 156 pds to 140 and it gets lower some days. haven't taken the meds yet and am seeing a counselor to help get me to that point.
  • I used metrogel and now i have severe incontinence. i'm also on ant-depressants. please help
    I went for a routine check up to my gynae and she noticed an inflammation or something and prescribed Metrogel. I followed the rules for hygiene and administered the gel. After the 5th day I developed this feeling of incontinence(urgently wanting to badly pee but just a few drops come out) I spoke to my gynae about it and she said I must use citrosoda. I tried Interflora probiotic and yoghurt and overnight it seemed to be okay. Its two days and although its a little better it means that I can't be out of the house because I have to run urgently to the toilet all the time.

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  • I have sinus pain, congestion, headaches, sleeplessness, and hopelessness cause by the pain. I have tried just about everything. I take no other medicine so there can not be a question of drug interaction. I eat no red meat, dairy, nothing with lots of fat or sugar, as few as possible processed foods - like I said everything I know of. I sure would like a solution. Dos it exist?

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