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Anti-Infective Adult

Metronidazole - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Metronidazole cause?

  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth. Chew gum or snack mints.
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea. If stomach discomfort occurs, take the medication with food. If side effects persist, contact your doctor.
  • Darkening of the urine. This side effect is harmless.
  • Furry tongue. Contact your doctor.

Before taking Metronidazole, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Metronidazole?

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  • Updated on Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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