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Review: could Metronidazole cause Sinus infection?

We study 13,044 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 (latest outcomes from 13,895 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.

Sinus infection

Sinus infection (inflammation of sinus) (latest reports from 232,647 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, psoriasis.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 13,044 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 202 people (1.55%) have Sinus Infection. They amount to 0.09% of all the 232,646 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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  • Just discovered have gall stones, elevated liver function, kidney bloating and wondered if there is a correlation between all these dysfunctions contributing to continuous sinus congestion/pain.

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