Review: could Metronidazole cause Toxic encephalopathy?
Summary: Toxic encephalopathy is found among people who take Metronidazole, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ceftriaxone, and have Enterocolitis infectious.
We study 13,079 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 has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 13,930 Metronidazole users)
Toxic encephalopathy (a degenerative neurologic disorder caused by exposure to toxic substances) has been reported by people with herpes zoster, pain, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 917 Toxic encephalopathy patients)
On Mar, 23, 2015: 13,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole. Among them, 70 people (0.54%) have Toxic Encephalopathy.
Time on Metronidazole when people have Toxic encephalopathy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Toxic encephalopathy||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Toxic encephalopathy when taking Metronidazole * :
|Toxic encephalopathy||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.15%||12.31%||15.38%||26.15%||40.00% |
Severity of Toxic encephalopathy when taking Metronidazole ** :
How people recovered from Toxic encephalopathy ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Enterocolitis infectious (10 people, 14.29%)
- Brain abscess (10 people, 14.29%)
- Osteomyelitis (9 people, 12.86%)
- Infection (8 people, 11.43%)
- Pain (6 people, 8.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ceftriaxone (12 people, 17.14%)
- Omeprazole (7 people, 10.00%)
- Baclofen (7 people, 10.00%)
- Vancomycin (6 people, 8.57%)
- Cefotaxime (6 people, 8.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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