Metronidazole and Cerebellar syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Cerebellar syndrome 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 Cefotaxime, and have Pyogenic liver abscess. This review analyzes which people have Cerebellar syndrome with Metronidazole. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 22,502 people who have side effects when taking Metronidazole from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 22, 2017

22,502 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 142 people (0.63%) have Cerebellar syndrome


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Could Metronidazole cause Cerebellar syndrome?

Time on Metronidazole when people have Cerebellar syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cerebellar syndrome when taking Metronidazole *:

  • female: 48.33 %
  • male: 51.67 %

Age of people who have Cerebellar syndrome when taking Metronidazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.17 %
  • 20-29: 9.48 %
  • 30-39: 29.31 %
  • 40-49: 5.17 %
  • 50-59: 15.52 %
  • 60+: 35.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pyogenic Liver Abscess (25 people, 17.61%)
  • Brain Abscess (14 people, 9.86%)
  • Preventive Health Care (10 people, 7.04%)
  • Crohn's Disease (8 people, 5.63%)
  • Abdominal Infection (8 people, 5.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin B12 (8 people, 5.63%)
  • Cefotaxime (8 people, 5.63%)
  • Ceftriaxone (7 people, 4.93%)
  • Amoxicillin (6 people, 4.23%)
  • Metoclopramide (4 people, 2.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Speech Impairment (adult) (40 people, 28.17%)
  • Movement - Uncoordinated (33 people, 23.24%)
  • Toxic Encephalopathy (26 people, 18.31%)
  • Axonal Neuropathy (20 people, 14.08%)
  • Gait Disturbance (19 people, 13.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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