Metronidazole side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Metronidazole side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole. The review is based on 22,510 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from Metronidazole 23,756 users)

On Nov, 17, 2017

22,510 people who take Metronidazole are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metronidazole side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • vomiting
  • vision blurred
  • urticaria
  • nausea
  • sepsis
  • somnolence
  • thrombocytopenia
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • diarrhoea
  • clostridium difficile colitis
1 - 6 months:
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • paraesthesia
  • rash erythematous
  • thrombocytopenia
  • pulmonary embolism
  • skin irritation
  • crohn's disease
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • hyperkalaemia
6 - 12 months:
  • death
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • drug ineffective
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • polyneuropathy
  • urinary tract infection
  • weight decreased
  • weight increased
  • acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis
1 - 2 years:
  • abdominal hernia
  • abortion missed
  • bone disorder
  • convulsion
  • gallbladder disorder
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • oesophageal varices haemorrhage
  • pain
  • photosensitivity reaction
  • sjogren's syndrome
2 - 5 years:
  • injury
  • anxiety
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • anhedonia
  • crohn's disease
  • death
  • insomnia
  • oedema peripheral
5 - 10 years:
  • aggression
  • depression
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • general physical health deterioration
  • infection
  • loss of consciousness
  • oesophagitis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • suicidal ideation
10+ years:
  • alopecia
  • anxiety
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • drug ineffective
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • skin burning sensation
  • tooth injury
  • urinary tract infection
not specified:
  • vomiting
  • drug ineffective
  • weight decreased
  • pyrexia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • toxic encephalopathy
  • pulmonary embolism
  • nausea
  • white blood cell count increased
  • pain

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • pulmonary embolism
  • urticaria
  • thrombocytopenia
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain
male:
  • vomiting
  • thrombocytopenia
  • pyrexia
  • weight decreased
  • sepsis
  • septic shock
  • death
  • drug ineffective
  • renal failure acute
  • rash

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • pancytopenia
  • premature baby
  • vomiting
  • acute hepatic failure
  • sepsis
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • tremor
  • myocardial infarction
  • naevus flammeus
  • synostosis
2-9:
  • vomiting
  • renal impairment
  • vertigo
  • crohn's disease
  • intravascular haemolysis
  • optic neuropathy
  • swelling face
  • colitis
  • depressed level of consciousness
  • pancreatitis haemorrhagic
10-19:
  • crohn's disease
  • vomiting
  • electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • tachycardia
  • abdominal pain
  • pyrexia
  • colitis ulcerative
  • nausea
  • shock
  • injection site pain
20-29:
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • haemorrhage
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pyrexia
  • uterine perforation
  • nausea
  • pregnancy
  • abdominal pain
  • urinary tract infection
30-39:
  • vomiting
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pyrexia
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • urticaria
  • weight decreased
  • abdominal pain
  • haemorrhage
  • pain
  • paraesthesia
40-49:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • acute hepatic failure
  • rash
  • vision blurred
  • pulmonary embolism
  • urticaria
  • drug ineffective
  • pyrexia
50-59:
  • vomiting
  • thrombocytopenia
  • tremor
  • nausea
  • myocardial infarction
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain
  • rash
  • drug ineffective
  • urinary tract infection
60+:
  • vomiting
  • thrombocytopenia
  • weight decreased
  • sepsis
  • white blood cell count increased
  • pyrexia
  • septic shock
  • nausea
  • death
  • drug ineffective

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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