Average Rating: 2.4 (1747 Ratings)

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 1  Diverticulitis Terrible fatigue, headaches, numbness, tingling, wanting to sleep all the time, trouble breathing at times, absolutely horrific, would highly not recommend this to anyone if there is an alternative please take that!! M 35 10 days
500 3X D
 1  Abscess Awful. I immediately felt numbness in my arms, fingers, legs, and toes. I had terrible insomnia and uncontrollable muscle movements. I am still dealing with twitching and muscle spasms and it’s been months since I stopped taking the medication. It’s awful, the sleep disturbances are terrible. Do Not take this medication under Any circumstances. M 31 1 days
500 mg 1X D
 1  BV Dry tongue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, foggy brain, loss of taste, burning skin, I didn't finish taking them! I was already nauseated on day 3; On Day 3 I was chewing gum and it felt like I had cotton mouth about 10 minutes into chewing. I believe I developed oral thrush, and then had to deal with treating that also!!! Nausea subsided about 3 days after stopping medication, foggy brain and zoning out stopped about 2 weeks after stopping the medication! I'm so annoyed because my doctor was okay with my using boric acid suppositories and I was adamant about taking medication for BV, so she prescribed the metronidazole. I wish I didn't take them :( These meds are waaaaaaay too strong!! And for the burning skin, I felt like a pinch on my right arm throughout the day, thought I was going crazy. Sigh! F 27 7 days
500 mg 2X D
 1  H Pylori Ok so i took this for H Pylori which was diagnosed because i complained about stomach cramps to my GP who asked me to drop off a stool sample. Preceeding this i was very active , outgoing and pretty happy. I rowed daily, lifted weights 2 - 3 times a week and played with my 3 yr old son and walked my dog for an hour a day along with working full time as a nurse. I started taking Metronidazole 800mg and 2000mg of Amoxicillan and 40mg of Omeprazole daily qfter my test came back positive. I immediately felt sick after my first Metronidazole but soldiered on to work. Day 2 awful leg pains and genuinely i felt stiff and sore and like a very old man. Tired , agitated, short tempered, and anxious. By then end of the week i had terrible stomach pain, leg pain, depressed and just horrible to be around. I lost 4 kilos and looked like death warmed up. I am now on my second week of sick leave and as Friday approaches i will certainly need to call my gp to get qnother sick line as i still have terrible leg pain , sickness, stomach pain, fatigue and low mood. I have during this 2 weeks been to A&E as i felt so awful at the weekend who prescribed me more Omeprazole, Peptac and anti- sickness tablets and co-codamol. I hate taking drugs so despite my symptoms i am only taking the peptac and omeprazole. Diet is chicken, kale and sweet potatoes . Greek yogurt with manuka honey and i am taking probiotics. I called my GP yesterday who assures me that this will clear up and i do Awful medication. M 45 7 days
800mg 1X D
 1  Tooth and gum infection This is an awful drug- immediately started having stomach pains, diarrhea, burning tongue, metallic taste in mouth, leg and foot tingling and pain, body pain all over. Awful!!! F 61 9 days
500 mg 3X D
 3  Yeast infection Drowsiness, awful nightmares For my symptoms it worked great but the nightmares are terrifying I'm honestly scared to go to sleep. F 23 5 days
35 mg 2X D
 1  Colitis Horrible metallic taste in the mouth all day, feeling nauseated off and on, and having nightmares that seem so real. Will be my first and last time ever taking this medication. F 48 10 days
500 MG 3X D
 1  Parasites Ok .. the worst.. depression, crying, dry mouth, stiff neck , sharp shooting pain in back and abdomen, bloating, bad taste, foggy cloudy memory, irritability, EXTREME tiredness to the point I can barely move.. I had to stop mid treatment and still am experiencing side effects.. Drs. Will say it’s all out of your system and doesn’t stay for weeks on end . Tho I have never felt so horribly from any antibiotic/ drug in my life :( No to Metronidazole:/ F 52 2 weeks
500 mg 2X D
 1  Diverticulitis Sickness no energy F 51 0 days
400mg 3X D
 1  Just topical for acne Numbness and tingling fingertips feet, and sometimes in face. Anxiety/panic attacks. Did not realize until very late that the small amount of topical med was doing this. Stopped it 8 months ago but still have the numbness/tingling. Have been checked for every disease/issue: diabetes, MS, thyroid, Covid, Lyme, B12 deficiency. I have none of these. I believe it was the medication. F 53 3 years
1% (10 mg) 1X D
 1  Diverticulitis Dark urine, nausea, anxiety, angry, horrible taste in mouth, off balance sleepy and exhausted Still have original pain. F 70 10 days
500mg 4X D
 1  BV Dark urine, headache, fast heart beat, inability to relax, insomnia, anxiety, rage, irrational anger, dark thoughts, extreme feelings of irrational hate I have taken this medication a few times. Normally, I experience the vomiting and extreme nausea which while inconvenient is not scary. I will not be taking this medication alone due to the feelings of rage. F 24 7 days
2X D
 1  Botulism Feel like am going to die. Either botulism or metronidazole will kill me. Probably the latter F 63 3 days
500mg 2X D
 1  C-diff infection Nausea, exhausted, loss of appetite. Peripheral neuropathy Was on this drug for 6 months on and off. Has left me with peripheral neuropathy in my feet, no change 5 months after stopping. Terrible drug, will never touch again! F 53 100 days
250mg 3X D
 1  BV Diarrhea, extreme nausea, dizziness and vertigo. This is an awful drug and should not be on the market. By day 2- I was unable to function and stopped the drug. Apparently know to cause cancer in mice and rats. F 35 2 days
500mg 1X D
 1  Bv Muscle damage,fast heart rate, high bp nightmares, severe anxiety , headache, metallic taste, fear, mental issues intrusive thoughts ,lots more new symptoms keep popping up, ringing in ears my eye sight , candida overgrowth h pylori, this is toxic poison, there is a facebook group for people who has been injured from this , would not take and I beg that it be taking off the market They have a facebook group for people who been injured by this metronidazole F 48 3 days
500 mg 3X D
 1  bacterial infection Sick to my stomach, very tired and off balance. Slight headache. I felt like I was pregnant. Just felt lousy. This is the worst medicine I've ever had in my life. I stopped taking this at 5.5 days. I couldn't make it through the full 7 F 41 5.5 days
500mb 2X D
 1  Bacterial infection Dizziness, constant nausea, vomiting, lethargy and headaches. Did not feel well overall and could not function. I took them for 3 days and could take them any longer. My doctor prescribed me a different antibiotic. I felt so much better the day after discontinuing this terrible antibiotic. F 54 3 days
3X D
 3  Bv Horrible taste in mouth constantly, alteration in tastebuds,nausea, feeling very spaced out ,Tearfulness , uncharacteristic Depression, Diarrhoea, Exhaustion . Anxiety. Exhaustion days after stopping medication. Although the medication worked for the infection and cleared it up , I am concerned that there needs to be stronger warnings about the effects of this medication from a psychological viewpoint .Normally a positive and emotionally resilient individual I haven't felt this weepy and depressed since I was an adolescent and I can imagine this could be even more problematic for those with mental health problems . Very concerning. Still exhausted and I completed the medication 3 days ago . F 51 7 days
2X D
 4  BV - The biggest caveat is the cravings for sweets. I would want them all the time. Like cupcakes (but more so the frosting), donuts, candy.... - Ended up with weight gain from the sweets. - very irritable and big mood swings (I also have cyclothymia, so I think this just increased the symptoms) - headaches and fatigue - clumpy white discharge - lower abdominal pain/cramping The medication works though and the side effects weren't that bad. It was only for 5 days so it isn't a big deal. The benefits outweigh the side effects. F 25 5 days
1X D

METRONIDAZOLE  (METRONIDAZOLE):  Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of infections. It may also be used to prevent infection after bowel surgery. It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)