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Review: could Metronidazole cause Sinus infection?

Summary: Sinus infection could be caused by Metronidazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 13,028 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 212 have Sinus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus infection 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.

Sinus infection

Sinus infection (inflammation of sinus) (latest reports from 227,976 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, psoriasis.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 12,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 202 people (1.56%) have Sinus Infection. They amount to 0.09% of all the 227,523 people who have Sinus Infection on eHealthMe.

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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  • One year prior to blindness occurring I had a total hysterectomy, then an intestinal infection of some kind, I was given the above antibiotics, I had a seizure from them, fell into the shower and had a slight head injury. CT was normal. Medications discontinued. One year later, I woke up with a headache on March 31st, by April 3rd I was blind in my right eye. MRV was inconclusive, MRI normal, CT to be determined. I have put on 50 lbs. even though I am active and watch my diet.

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