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What are possible side effects of taking metronidazole for Crohn's disease?

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Side effects of metronidazole may include:

Side effects are more common at higher doses.

You may also have numbness or tingling in your hands. If you do, you'll need to stop taking it. Although this side effect is rare, sometimes it doesn't go away. Seizures are another rare, serious side effect.

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Metallic taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Dark urine

From: Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease Medication Options" and "Antibiotics."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?"

MedlinePlus: "Ampicillin" and "Rifaximin."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease Medication Options" and "Antibiotics."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?"

MedlinePlus: "Ampicillin" and "Rifaximin."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

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