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Review: could Metronidazole cause Toxic encephalopathy?

We study 13,051 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 70 have Toxic encephalopathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Toxic encephalopathy and more.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole (latest outcomes from 13,898 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.

Toxic encephalopathy

Toxic encephalopathy (a degenerative neurologic disorder caused by exposure to toxic substances) (latest reports from 5,557 patients) has been reported by people with herpes zoster, pain, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 28, 2014: 13,045 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 70 people (0.54%) have Toxic Encephalopathy. They amount to 1.26% of all the 5,544 people who have Toxic Encephalopathy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Toxic encephalopathy in Metronidazole reports

Time on Metronidazole when people have Toxic encephalopathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Toxic encephalopathy100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Toxic encephalopathy when taking Metronidazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Toxic encephalopathy0.00%0.00%0.00%6.15%12.31%15.38%26.15%40.00%

Severity of Toxic encephalopathy when taking Metronidazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Toxic encephalopathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Enterocolitis infectious (10 people, 14.29%)
  2. Brain abscess (10 people, 14.29%)
  3. Osteomyelitis (9 people, 12.86%)
  4. Infection (8 people, 11.43%)
  5. Pain (6 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ceftriaxone (12 people, 17.14%)
  2. Omeprazole (7 people, 10.00%)
  3. Baclofen (7 people, 10.00%)
  4. Vancomycin (6 people, 8.57%)
  5. Cefotaxime (6 people, 8.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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