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 13,078 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 13,928 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 Feb, 14, 2015: 13,074 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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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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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 am feeling fluttering in my lower abdomen like the same butterfly feeling when I was pregnant with my two boys. Some morning I wake up nauseous but for the moat part there are no other side effects..
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