Flagyl Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports
The following Flagyl Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Flagyl or it might take time to develop.
|Klebsiella Infection, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Abscess, Diarrhoea, Hypotension, Troponin Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 37-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: infection. The patient was prescribed Flagyl (metronidazole) (metronidazole) (dosage: 500 Mg, 3 In 1 D, Oral), which was started on Jan 06, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
This Diarrhoea Flagyl side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Mar 17, 2014. A male , 66 years of age, was treated with Flagyl. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Respiratory Disorder, Skin Reaction, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Pyrexia, Somnolence, C-reactive Protein Increased, White Blood Cell Count Increased|
This is a Flagyl side effect report of a 73-year-old patient (weight:NA) from SE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: gastroenteritis clostridial, who was treated with Flagyl (dosage:NA, start time: Apr 10, 2013), combined with:
A patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Flagyl treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Flagyl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Pancytopenia, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Hyperthermia, Clostridium Test Positive|
A patient from FR was prescribed and started Flagyl on Dec 30, 2013. Patient felt the following Flagyl side effects: pancytopenia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, hyperthermia, clostridium test positive Additional patient health information: male , 77 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Microcytic Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, Lymphopenia, Hypersensitivity, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Clostridium Test Positive|
This report suggests a potential Flagyl Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient from FR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): infection and used Flagyl (dosage: NA) starting Sep 13, 2013. Soon after starting Flagyl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Pancytopenia, Stomatitis, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Fungal Infection, Renal Failure, Plasmacytosis, Bone Marrow Toxicity|
An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Oct 01, 2013 by a male taking Flagyl (dosage: NA) . Location: FR , 85 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flagyl side effects: pancytopenia, stomatitis, diarrhoea, dehydration, fungal infection, renal failure, plasmacytosis, bone marrow toxicity. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
|Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Inflammation|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): diverticulitis.On May 21, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Flagyl (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Flagyl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
This is a Flagyl side effect report of a 68-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Flagyl (dosage: 500 Mg, 2x/day) starting Jul 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
|Rash Morbilliform, Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Toxic Skin Eruption|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FR on Jun 21, 2013. A female patient from FR , 87 years of age, was diagnosed with
Associated medications used:
|Hepatitis, Hepatitis Cholestatic, Hypokalaemia, Prothrombin Time Shortened, Platelet Count Decreased, Vomiting, Diarrhoea|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 90-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: clostridium difficile infection. The patient was prescribed Flagyl (dosage: NA), which was started on Feb 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
This Diarrhoea Flagyl side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 15, 2013. A male , 63 years of age, was treated with Flagyl. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Abdominal Pain Upper, Hepatitis, Pyelonephritis Acute, Diarrhoea, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Septic Shock, Tremor, Hyponatraemia, Hypokalaemia|
This is a Flagyl side effect report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from FR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diarrhoea,urinary tract infection, who was treated with Flagyl (dosage:NA, start time: 201209), combined with:
|Hepatocellular Injury, Pyrexia, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Diverticulitis, Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, Acute Hepatic Failure|
A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH with the following symptoms: NA started Flagyl treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 05, 2012. Soon after starting Flagyl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Diverticulitis, Anastomotic Leak, Diarrhoea|
A female patient from US was prescribed and started Flagyl on Dec 26, 2012. After Flagyl was administered, patient encountered several Flagyl side effects: diverticulitis, anastomotic leak, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Vitamin D Decreased, Gastrointestinal Bacterial Infection, Diarrhoea, Depression, Dizziness, Abdominal Discomfort|
This report suggests a potential Flagyl Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): gastrointestinal bacterial infection and used Flagyl (dosage: 750 Mg, 3x/day) starting NS. Soon after starting Flagyl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Gastric Disorder, Pouchitis, Abdominal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea|
An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 13, 2012 by a Female taking Flagyl (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with
Multiple prescriptions taken:
|Vision Blurred, Paraesthesia, Diarrhoea, Blood Urea Increased, Nausea, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Anaemia, Platelet Count Increased, Pain In Extremity|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BRAZIL. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bacterial infection,asthenia,hypertension.On Nov 24, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Flagyl (dosage: 1 Df (500 Mg), Q12h). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Flagyl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
|Swelling, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Weight Increased, Oropharyngeal Pain, Dry Mouth, Dysgeusia, Ejection Fraction Decreased|
This is a Flagyl side effect report of a 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: clostridial infection,breast cancer and was treated with Flagyl (dosage: NA) starting May 01, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
|Pharyngitis Streptococcal, Gastroenteritis Viral, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 13, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 13 years of age, was diagnosed with
Multiple prescriptions taken:
Flagyl Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.
Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.What causes diarrhea?
The most common causes of diarrhea include
- Bacteria from contaminated food or water
- Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
- Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
- Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
- Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
- Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
- Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome
Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.
Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.Who is at risk for diarrhea?
People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.
People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?
Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include
- Cramps or pain in the abdomen
- An urgent need to use the bathroom
- Loss of bowel control
If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?
Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have
- Signs of dehydration
- Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
- Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
- A fever of 102 degrees or higher
- Stools containing blood or pus
- Stools that are black and tarry
If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?
To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may
- Do a physical exam
- Ask about any medicines you are taking
- Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
- Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away
If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.What are the treatments for diarrhea?
Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.
Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.
Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.Can diarrhea be prevented?
Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.
You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:
- Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
- If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
- Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
- Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Flagyl Diarrhoea Reviews
|Thu, 07 Jan 2010|
|The exact same thing happened to me after I was prescribed high dose Flagyl for 5 days for suspected diverticulitis (painful bloating, frothy yellow diarrhea, excessive foul gas, etc.) my doc also put me on a Clear Liquid Diet for 3 days before I had this episode... I called 911 from work because I felt chest tightness, shortness of breath, extremely lightheaded, and couldn't stand up or walk without almost passing out. I was confused also with difficulty concentrating and speaking. EMTs found my blood pressure to be 170/100 and my EKG showed a "Right Bundle Branch Block". I felt better after they gave me nitroglycerin and 4 baby aspirins. At the ER my EKGs and cardiac enzymes were normal. A CT scan of my abdomen failed to show any diverticulitis- they told me it looked completely normal. They also said I was dehydrated with a slightly low potassium level which was to be expected after 9 days of diarrhea. They thought my episode was caused by severe intestinal spasms probably due to side effects of the Flagyl and ibuprofen I had taken that morning on basically an empty stomach!|
|Wed, 12 May 2010|
|I am currenty on Flagyl for a pelvic infection in combination with vibramyacin. This morning I took the vibramyacin and then was planning on taking the Flagyl an hour later, but I spent the this morning vomiting. I called the dr. and was told by my dr. to continue taking both but with food..vibramyacin said to take on empty stomach, but I think the Flagyl was effecting me from the night before and not drinking enough water in combo with the vibramyacin .. and I think that's why I threw up I did not take the Flagyl before I threw up, however, after I was ok and spoke to the dr hours later , he told me to continue taking both but I took the Flagyl thinking it was the vibramyacin causing all the trouble, I had stomach burning all day and then just a half hour ago I took the Flagyl again and immedialtey had I realized soon after taking it again that it is the culprit causing a heartburn like burning senstation in my stomach and lower esophogas... I am calling my dr. tomorrow again to tell him that I can't deal with this. I tried to push through since I want to be fully rid of the pelvic infection but this is ridiculous. It feels like a horrible heartburn burning sensation.|
|Fri, 09 Jul 2010|
|I took Flagyl for 5 days each day feeling worse nausea an inner agitation and yawning for air difficulty breathing.....felt like it was attacking my intestines and the body was reacting and going into flight or fight. Very uncomfortable really unbearable had to stop it feltl like I was poisoning myself. Feel like my insides have been stripped I am left feeling anxious and fragile. Treatment way worse than what it was prescribed for.I think it caused anxiety nearly panic|
|Fri, 07 Jan 2011|
|My son was treated with Flagyl and vancomycin for cdiff. Today after 2 weeks off vanco he has mucus in his stool. Does he still have cdiff? What should we do|