Metronidazole Solution Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Head Pain
  • Problems Metabolizing Alcohol
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Hives
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Rectum
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Meningitis Not Due To An Infection
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Optic Neuropathy, A Disease Of The Optic Nerve
  • Pancreatitis
  • Seizures
  • Skin Redness
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Hairy Tongue
  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Type Of Speech Disorder Called Dysarthria
  • A Yeast Infection Of The Vagina And Vulva
  • Abnormal Color Of Urine
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Saccadic Eye Movement
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • An Infection Due To The Fungus Candida
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excess Urination
  • Fainting
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hiccups
  • Inflammation Of The Bladder
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Involuntary Leakage Of Urine
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Taste Impairment
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck

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