Drug Ratings for METRONIDAZOLE

Average Rating: 2.5 (1363 Ratings)

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 2  gum infection Made me feel depressed and tired M 48 5 days

 1  BV I was puking, felt out of it. I missed a day so I doubled up on the medication not knowing that wasn't good. I was home for a week puking and went to emergency room. I couldn't keep anything down. That was in the year of 2012 and I have had stomach and intestine problems ever since. I have a strict diet now and have been diagnosed with GERD. I can't eat acidic or fatty foods. Don't take it. F 14 days
2X D
 1  bacterial infection while pregnant I felt extremely dizzy and my whole body felt weak. I stopped taking it after two days and was told to continue and on the fifth day I had to leave work because I couldn't stand. Woke up feeling like my head was spinning and I just had an overall feeling in my body that was off. Never again!! F 21 5 days
 3  Post abortion infection Nausea, dizziness/vertigo, feeling off balanced when walked, body weakness, insomnia, weird dreams, upset stomach, nasty taste in mouth. Horrible medicine would never take it again F 22 7 days
500 mg
 1  Tooth and gum infection I felt lethargic and depressed metal taste in my mouth and became very clumsy. Extraordinarily the metronidazole has not even kicked in after 3/4 days so I decided there is no point to continue them . They are not doing their job and making me feel sick. I also have incorporated with those symptoms flu like symptoms . I am also lactose intolerant. F 36 5 days

 1  dental abscess I was taking these along with 2x500mg amoxicillin for an abscess, stopped taking like after the fourth day due to very severe anxienty and panic. my heart rate is constantly pounding, in my mind it feels like I am not here. kinda like watching my life through a glass window, I feel like I am going crazy, I can't focus on anything all I can hear is thoughts in my head, if I'm talking to people I can't engage in conversation, its really scary. wouldn't usually post on here but I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I stopped taking Saturday its Wednesday now and I still feel like this, aswell as no appetite, fever, nausea, and stomach pains/butterflies but I'm not even bothered about them its my mind that I'm bothered about. went to doctors yesterday they prescribed me with chlorphenamine doesn't really seem to be helping but then again its only been a day. really don't know how to handle this anymore. M 17 7 days

 3  BV Stomach cramps, extreme fatigue, drowsy, dizzy, backache, chest discomfort, headaches, dry mouth, loss of appetite. I would definitely ask my provider for an alternate antibiotic in the future. F 38 7 days
500 mg

 1  Gum Abscess Dark brown urine, spaced out feeling, dizzy, palpitations, I feel wiped out, no energy. This drug is the devil. I was given 7 day course but I've stopped after 4 days I feel so weird. I'm going back to dentist for an alternative. I will never take these again. I also think dentist should make people aware of the side effects ( they only mentioned the alcohol one to me) F 54 7 days
400mg 3X D

 2  Mouth infection I had taken it before and experienced extreme nausea and feelings of being overwhelmed, but had a severe swelling this time and both dentists I saw insisted I take it as it is effective in clearing infection quickly. I am on my last dose and this past week has been so AWFUL!!! Almost unbearable!!! I have had extreme brain fog and depression and felt like the week was a horrible blur. I have had a racing heartbeat, feeling waves of hot and cold at night, unable to sleep, then when I did manage to fall asleep well after midnight I had vivid disturbing nightmares and woke at 4am. I have felt totally depressed and out of it throughout the course and felt as if I was having a mental breakdown. I lost the ability to feel any joy and excitement. I also had severe anxiety and began to experience panic attacks and shortness of breath. This was especially bad before bed but one panic attack was on the train journey to work for no reason. The mildest side effects were the pins and needles, the fatigue, the diarrhoea, the change in taste, and that my stomach had a burning feeling every time I took it. I dreaded taking it and do NOT recommend it, especially to people with existing or past mental issues as it could be very dangerous. F 23 5 days
400mg x3

 1  Dental Abcess Extremely tired, depressed, tearful, irritable. Some sort of brain fog meaning making mistakes easily. I seem to be upsetting other people too. I'm really not all there. This stuff makes you feel beside yourself. I'm not sure I'll be able to complete the course, I'd rather the abcess came back and have a tooth out than put up with what this is doing to my mind. Horrible medicine. . M 44 5 days
400 3X D
 3  C diff Metal taste in mouth, dark urine, body medicine oder with night sweats, horrible anxiety, fatigue, nausea, vomiting after first dose, depression, rapid heart beating Nightmare ten day treatment! F 47 10 days
500 3X D

 1  Suspected PID Unable to continue after 4 doses. Hallucinations and confusion both night and day, unable to move for 2-3 hours after dose due to excruciating headache and incessant waves of nausea, dark urine. I have never experienced anything like this. GP advised stopping immediately. I felt my health was put in jeopardy by taking this. Horrible almost surreal experience. This is the first time I have contributed to such a site as this but experience was so bad feel I must share. F 47 2 days
400 2X D

 4  I had trichomonasis I began throwing up on my fourth day of taking this medication and i threw up yellow liquid tasting like poison 30mins right after i took it for 4days straight and i couldn't eat for a few hours before nor after i took this medicine.i never want to catch an std again!i hate this medicine F 21 7 days
500 mg

 5  tooth absess i felt like i had a massive hang over the entire time of taking this medicine i experienced chest pains as well seemed to work very fast however i wont be taking it again full marks for working but the side effects not so appealing F 46 5 days
200mg 3X D

 1  Reflux and rash (I think) Sever stomach cramps, emotional, on going! I have taken this drug before for BV about 5 years ago, and did not experience any side effects whatsoever. This time.. OMG! I have reflux and have had on going issues with that. Went to docs with a rash, and he prescribed this drug and a couple of others. I was rattling! Day 3, I experienced the most severe stomach pains ever. I couldnt breathe in, walk about, sit down, stand up, lay down.. nothing.. I vomited twice, and to cut a long story short I went to the docs who said that they had interefered with my complaint, and to come off them. 3 days after coming off them, I am still in pain. Not as severe, but I have a feeling that I have been winded, and breathing in is uncomfortable and moving about is not a pleasant experience. Also when I cough and sneeze, it causes my stomach to flinch. My stomach is bloated too, like extended at least 6 inches. I can't hold it in. I am just feeling really sorry for myself. I didn't drink. I remember from the last time I took them that this was a no go! I don't know what to do now. I can't feel like this for much longer! Back to the docs on Monday me thinks! F 39 3 days
30 3X D
 3  suspected PID tiredness, bitter taste in mouth, joint pain, fever, perspiration F 14 days
400mg 2X D

 1  mouth infection Was in bed for the week I was on this medication. Although it relieved the pain from my mouth very quickly, symptoms from the antibiotic replaced it. I had depression, tiredness, anxiety, hot and cold flushes, head aches would come and go same as the back pain. Sympons that worried me about this drug was the shaking hands and depression it gives you. It was weird because I never get symtons from meds and rarley feel so down. I was getting panic attacks and feelings of depression for the first 4 days of taking this. I would definitely ask for a different antibiotic if I ever have this problem again. F 17 1 days

 1  suspected infection PID Horrible!!! I am on day four and it is horrible seeing others comments makes me feel at ease I seriously thought I was going crazy side effects include stiff neck shoulder pain jaw tension anxiety panic attacks thoughts of death and dying rapid heart rate shaking of hands thigh twitches shortness of breath like you can't take a deep breath loss of appetite the runs insomnia chills angry irritable no interest in sex. I almost feel like I have the full blown flu or vertigo. I even asked the doctor of the possible side effects she said there were none. I did not get a leaflet paper with it either! Would not recommend! I have a 3 month old at home and cannot even hold her right now without feeling dizzy or spaced out! F 24 7 days

 1  amoebic dysentery Severe anxiety, depression, panic attacks lasting two hours at a time, sore throat that feels like needles or knives are in my throat which will not go away, inability to sleep, and difficulty swallowing (again, linked to the anxiety which causes tensing of throat, leading to throat irritation) This drug is horrific. Never ever ever take it if you can avoid it. F 25 7 days
400 MG 3X D

 1  Bacteria infection Sore back, headache, stomach cramps, fatigue, minging taste in mouth, and the most worse case ever of the runs!!! Hope I never have to take these tablets again! 38 6 days

 1  Gum Infection extreme neusea after taking only two doses of this tablet, slept from morning to evening, adomninal pain, irriatablity, headache F 18 2 days
400mg 3X D
 2  BV I took the gel for 5 days, once a day. it worked got rid of BV.BUT the side effects for me were horrible! I have really bad cramps and my vagina broke out in a rash. and it itches sooo bad, to the point where I just cry. (im not a sensitive person but this really got to me). I don't have stds, ive been tested. its this drug that has me all messed up. F 19 5 days
5 g
 1  bacterial infection Very itchy, irritable, depressed, BAD mood swings, blurred vision, hot, cold, loss of appetite, sore, cannot concentrate, spacey, etc. Absolutely horrible. Day 4, 3 to go. Dread taking. Feels like im some hardcore tweaker. Do not recrommend. F 21 4 days
 2  Diverticulitus Terrible problems sleeping and tarry stools and shoulder pain. Never had any side effects this strong on any other antibiotic! M 58 10 days
500 4X D

 3  Dental surgery I felt weakness, foul smell from urine,stools and sweat,very bad smell in mouth,as if not brushed for ages,it also affected my driving skills..was a bit suprized,but it was a side effect I realized only after the dosage stopped,you actually feel confused and ur driving in traffic is messed up...it was a dirty feeling ...yuk 31 5 days
3 x d

 5  Bacterial infection Dark urine, nausea after eating, accelerated heart rate, thrush, cramps, headaches The first few days I didn't have any side effects, then it seemed to hit all at once. Every time I take a pill I feel sick and sick again after eating. On day 4 I had thrush and my heart wouldn't calm down. Increased headaches and cramps. But it did kill my infection with the quickness. F 23 7 days
500 2X D

 4  STD Nasty taste, loss of sleep, cramping ALL OVER M 40 10 days
250mg 3xs

 3  BV The first 3 days I thought I had the flu. I couldn't get up out of bed for 3 days. I had chills; a fever that would go as high as 101.5; loss of appetite; headache; I even called the Doctor that prescribed the antibiotic to ask her if these were side effects of the medicine, she said it sounds like what i have is the flu and said these aren't the side effects of the medicine. So i spaced the medicine out longer than I had been and started to feel better. With the flu, I know it last longer than 3 days so I couldn't have had the flu. I never want to take this again! F 28 7 days
500 2X D
 3  BV While on this pill for BV I experienced all of these things below. None were unmanageable, but they were unpleasant: _________________________ Heartburn_____Scary fast pounding heart at night _____Paranoid thoughts / anxiety about dying right before falling asleep _____ Discomfort taking deep breaths _____Was always thirsty even tho I drink water all day _____Dizzyness _____Soft stool _____Very gassy, some bloating _____Discomfort in stomach, intestines, sides _____Strange dreams, re-living old dreams I had had years ago, scene by scene (for 4 nights!) _____Phantom smell _____Shoulder pain,back and neck pain _____Ringing / foggyness in ears __________________________________________________ _________________________ Good side effects: _________________________ My skin looks radiant! _____ I feel a general 'happiness' and 'pep' that I hadn't felt for a long time. __________________________________________________Tips:__________ _____Make sure you limit the amo F 28 7 days
500mg 2X D
 1  Bv It gave me hallucation I didn't know until I read the side effect I can't think right I don't before stopped taking it am gona use the gel instead. F 25 2 days

 1  bv Basically little sleep and if i do sleep i wake up with a pounding heart,that last for about 30min,very scary!!!!! metallic taste in my mouth,shoulder pain,back and neck pain,dizziness and chest tightening feels like gas and bloating. I am very uneasy and anxious the weird thing is most of all this got worse after i stop taking this medication which i stopped three days early because of side effects F 39 4 days

 4  BV Rash in chest and back, itchy red dots, annoying. Seems to be working though, I think. Head pounds when I stand up but not an ongoing type headache. F 38 5 days

 3  BV Depression/brain fog. Excessive tiredness. Back and neck ache!! I am usually a happy involved person but by the 4th day of the 7th day treatment, I was whiney with the covers over my head. Very alarming mood switch for me. Next time will use the gel instead. Also stuffy nose with slight headache. F 45 7 days
500 mg

 2  PID/BV Funny taste, feeling sick, headaches,really irritable and the worst thing SLEEP...can't sleep...feel like I've been on something... but shattered in the day. F 38 4 days

 3  Tooth infection Depression, feeling teary, headache, diahorrea, dizziness, tummy upset F 50 8 weeks

 1  BV Constant and EXTREAME Nausea, Felt like throwing up every hour, intense flue like symptoms, loose stool, spaced out, disoriented, night chills, anxiety, night sweats, dizzy, unbalanced, loss of appetite, food would turn me off, gagged many times, lack of concentration, overall feeling VERY ILL, erratic mood swings, constant stomach ache, ache all over body, gas, stomach grumbling, headache, thrush developed on mouth, white furry tongue, metallic taste in mouth, smelly metallic urine, black stool and it threw my mentsral cycle out of whack! ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! I missed one week of work and stopped taking the medication on the 6th day. I felt like I was dying and I'm usually a healthy person. I'm usually not reactive to antibodies either,but this was the first time and horrific!!! I had to get another medication to treat the Thrush. Ruined my Christmas and New Years. I got this perspired from a walk in clinic doctor who didn't know anything about my medical history. I couldn't see my family Doctor because he was out of town on a holiday trip. SUGGESTION: If you're going to take this medication, please consult it with a Doctor that KNOWS your medical history. This felt like poison but lesson learned. WILL NEVER take this again even though it cured my problem. The side affects are deadly. If it bounces back because I stopped, oh well - I'll have to try another method. And no, did NOT take any alcohol with this and ate accordingly but nothing helped. You end up feeling worse day by day. F 31 7 days
500 3X D
 3  Trich Darker urine color; temporary tingle in feet; temporary heaviness in arms Took the 2000 mg dosage per doctor's orders with a full glass of water. Was fine the first day. Second day, had temporary heaviness in arms and tingle in feet that would come and go. Made a call to the doctor and was told to give it some time as that was a side effect of the medicine. I'm fine now but at the time it was slightly disconcerting. Did, however, clear the infection. Would I take it again? Not unless I had to. F 23 1 days
2000 MG 1X D

 3  BV Thyroid pain after two days of taken this pill. The whole right side of my throat and Jaw, and the right side of my teeth. Shooting pain from my Thyroid up to my right temple. Shooting headaces. F 28 7 days

 3  for the treatment of mouth infection dizzy,lips sore.nausea. M 25 5 days

 4  Blastocyst is Dark urine, nausea, tired, sore muscles (jaw), vomiting, lose of appetite, headaches Dread taking. Must eat a lot of food right before and after taking. F 24 10 days
750 3X D
 3  BV This medication has the most most horrible taste/ aftertaste I gag everytime I take this medication never fully gets rid of the bacteria I've been taking for 6 years on n off I always end up having to stop taking because as the days go by my body becomes more resistant of it and results in me vomiting and flu like symptoms well I've tried peanut butter w/ milk it takes away the awful taste but sometimes causes stomach pains as well even though I should be taking 2 a day the taste is so horrible I only took one today thats all my stomach could bare F 2 days
 1  Bacterial Vaginitis Metallic , bitter taste in mouth that would not go away. Stomach pains and nausea. Got worse after finishing whole course of medication and not going away after being off medication three days. DO NOT EVER TAKE THIS MEDICATION. The side effects are horrible. Never experienced anything like this before with any antibiotic. F 52 7 days
500 2X D
 5  Bv Reading stories on here and good thing I don't take the pills I use the gel even tho it can be messy etc .. I rather be messy then have a pill going thur my whole body . Gel at least I know it's getting the infection haste then the pill.. Lady's use the gel it's not that bad .. Why take a pill that's going to make you coconuts . Is it really worth it ? :) 35 5 days
 2  Dientamoeba Fragilis Started feeling better in stomach after 3 days of taking. However 4th day brought nausea, anxiety/depression, back and side pain. By day 8 I'm getting horrible pains back of neck, sleeplessness, horrid anxiety, nausea, general weakness. Will stop taking immediately. M 23 10 days
60mg 3xd

 3  BV horrible taste, fever followed by fever, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath feels like I was going to die!!!! headaches, dry mouth. Never had these side effects before when taking this medication. F 7 days
500 MG 2X D

 2  Food poisoning. Bloody Stool. Metallic taste, headache, dizziness, exhaustion, fever, stiff neck, pain in back, eye sore, sensitivity of skin. I think it killed whatever it was supposed to but the side effects were horrible. I was supposed to take 7 days but upon explaining to the doctor, she told me to stop. F 38 7 days
 4  Infection In back passage I have been taking this medication for 6 days, I have 1 day left to take . After Day 2 I experienced pain in my lower back and kidneys , diorreah, , headaches and was concerned by this as I felt I wasn't myself. I contacted my gp who advised me to continue with the medication butto reduce tje dose from 3 tabelets to 2 per day. On day 4 I started to drink plenty of boiled water and have found for the last 2 days I have had no side effect at all.. I would advise anyone taking this medicine to read the leaflet carefully and follow the instructions. M 78 7 days

 1  BV anxiety, severe mood swings/depression, terrible taste in mouth, stomach cramps/diarrhea, feeling spaced out, sweaty, dizzy. I am SO relieved that I found this site. I started taking metronidazole four days ago and was experiencing these side effects right away. I phoned the chemist and they said that these are not side effects of the medicine, which made me even more anxious! These side effects definitely need to be listed on the "possible side effects". I am over half way through so I am going to finish but would never take again. F 7 days
400mg 2X D
 1  gum abscess feeling incredibly nauseous, burning tongue, severe stomach cramps and back pain, total exhaustion, dreadful night sweats and day sweats, jaw pain even worse and bizarrely wet the bed which have never ever done before! F 49 7 days

 4  Gum infection (trench mouth) I felt a little more tired than usual, tad run down...but that could also be attributed to not going to the gym and the infection in my mouth. This medication cleared up my gum infection pretty fast...the run down feeling was a small trade off for bleeding sore gums. I would recommend for anyone who has a gum infection. 38 7 days
250 3X D

 5  Diverticulitis Nausea, Soft stool, Dizziness, weak and tired, but FAR MORE preferable than Surgery. So, it was worth it. M 47 10 days
500mg 4X D

 1  PID I have experienced severe panic attacks, shaking, back pain, nausea and generally feeling awful. I had to go to the hospital and I have now been taken off it as it has so many side effects. I think that the side effects need to be explained correctly as it seems many people are suffering. F 22 2 days
200mg 4X D
 1  Bv I feel the same way! I've been taking it for about three days now and have experienced horrible side effects. I don't feel like myself. I feel extremely anxious, have nightmares, and stomach is out of sorts. This is not worth the agony so I'm stopping the treatment. F 27 3 days

 4  BV Infection cleared, but symptoms during were awful: Extreme dizziness. Fatigue. Stomach ache. Nausea (as if I just got off a boat, or roller coaster). F 26 7 days

 3  gum infection Fever ,headache,neck and shoulder pain, extreme fatigue, always sleepy and no strength at all,tingling feeling in my legs,strange stool colour..I have two days to go but I am not sure if I can take it anymore.I thought that something is really wrong with me until I found this site.Gum infection almost gone but now those side effects are bothering me. F 36 7 days

 4  tooth abcess Total disinterest in sex. Metal taste. M 47 7 days
250 MG 3x

 2  bacteria in blood andstomach promblem Stomach burning growling lost of appteite very nervous F 29 2 days

 1  Bacterial infection Terrible. Dizziness, extreme fatigue and metallic taste in mouth. I will not take this any longer. I have a three year old to take care of and can't function on it. F 32 7 days

 1  Bv This is the worst antibiotic I've ever encountered!! My symptoms included a fever, night sweats, aching body, no energy, stomach cramps, headaches, crying and generally feeling like I was genuinely dieing I rang the doctor n he said its a one in a million chance n made me feel like I was going mad and lieing, so after day four of taking the evil tablets I decided to stop immediately even though you shouldn't I had no other choice it was that bad!!!! Doctors don't understand the serious effects this drug causes. F 28 7 days

 3  Post-Abortion Night sweats, severe headache, orange/soft stool, orange/brown urine, and muscle pain. F 21 5 days
500 MG 2X D
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