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how long do metronidazole side effects last for

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
3-10 days: On average.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hopefully,: just a few more days. What side effects are you having??
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: The side effects will go away once you have finished the course of treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Several: Gi distress is most common with nausea and metallic taste in mouth. Allergic reactions occur, and a disulfuram effect when alcohol is ingested while ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: Any symptoms more than 3-4 days after the last dose of metronidazole are almost certainly not due to the drug.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually effective: 75 to 80% of patients wih d.fragilis have resolution of their symptoms by taking a course of metronidazole even though half of those will still have e ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
multiple: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea are all possible. Other side effects are less common but are multiple. You can always look at the insert that came with the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Minimal if anyu: If Metronidazole is absorbed into the circulation it is conceivable that alcohol intolerance may occur, but this would be unusual.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: I would need to know the specific side effect you are descibing. Some side effects can resolve quickly and others can be more prolonged.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can take these 2 antibiotics at the same time. All drugs have potential toxicities and side effects. Do not drink alcohol while on Metronidazole ... Read More
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