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Metronidazole (Metronidazole) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

In controlled clinical trials, the total incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of Metronidazole Topical Cream was approximately10%. Skin discomfort (burning and stinging) was the most frequently reported event followed by erythema, skin irritation, pruritus and worsening of rosacea. All individual events occurred in less than 3% of patients.

The following additional adverse experiences have been reported with the topical use of metronidazole: dryness, transient redness, metallic taste, tingling or numbness of extremities and nausea.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact G&W Laboratories, Inc. at 1-800-922-1038 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch .



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED METRONIDAZOLE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Metronidazole. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Metronidazole side effects / adverse reactions in 88 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2011-10-03

Patient: 88 year old female

Reactions: Face Oedema

Suspect drug(s):
Kadian
    Dosage: sc
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Vancomycin
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metoclopramide
    Dosage: sc
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metronidazole
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ciprofloxacin
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Trospium Chloride; Polyethylene Glycol; Simvastatin; Cetirizine HCL; Amitriptyline HCL; Lidocaine; Propylthiouracil



Possible Metronidazole side effects / adverse reactions in 62 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-10-03

Patient: 62 year old female weighing 58.1 kg (127.7 pounds)

Reactions: Malaise, Vomiting, Nausea, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Pyrexia

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Suspect drug(s):
Metronidazole
    Dosage: 500mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Haematuria
    Start date: 2011-09-25
    End date: 2011-09-26

Metronidazole
    Dosage: 500mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diverticulitis
    Start date: 2011-09-25
    End date: 2011-09-26



Possible Metronidazole side effects / adverse reactions in 88 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United Kingdom on 2011-10-04

Patient: 88 year old female

Reactions: Face Oedema

Suspect drug(s):
Metoclopramide
    Dosage: subcutaneous
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metronidazole
    Dosage: ntravenous drip
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Morphine Sulfate
    Dosage: subcutaneous
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Vancomycin Hychloride
    Dosage: intravenous drip
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ciprofloxacin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Amitriptyline HCL; Polyethylene Glycol; Propylthiouracil; Lidocaine; Trospium Chloride; Cetirizine HCL; Simvastatin



See index of all Metronidazole side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2009-11-27

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