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Flagyl Injection Side Effects
Side effects Flagyl: It depends on which side effects you are asking about. It can cause metallic taste, antabuse (disulfiram) type nausea and vomiting with alcohol use, gastrointestinal complaints, but the most lasting and serious are the potentially permanent peripheral neuropathy with high dose prolonged use. MRI brain changes in that case are reversible. ...Read more
How long after taking Flagyl for 4 days through IV and then 10 days orally will side effects go away?
About 24 hrs.: About a day after your last dose the "side effects" should dissipate. You should not drink any alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hrs after your last dose. If you're having loose stools after your regimin, you could add yogurt, any brand or flavor. If you have serious, watery diarrhea you should call your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
If side effects from flagyl do occur would it happen after the first dose or after a few doses? I'm really scared about side effects happening.
Flagyl side effect: The usual side effect is some nausea/stomach upset, which could happen after the first dose, or later, impossible to predict. Rarely does it cause a true allergic reaction like a rash. Two options for you: if for genital infection, you can get a topical form that is inserted directly into the vagina (voila no side effects). Or ask the doc for nausea medicine if you HAVE to take the pills. ...Read more
Dr changed med from Flagyl to Vancomycin for CDiff.Took Flagyl 10 days out of 14 day supply. Stopped due to side effects. Why is Vanco for 10 days?
Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more
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