Metronidazole is basically an antibiotic that fights different bacterial infections plaguing your body. It can treat a number of infections caused by bacteria including intra-abdominal infections, amoebiasis, bacterial vaginosis, lung abscess, pelvic inflammatory disease, aspiration pneumonia, pseudomembranous colitis, giardiasis, periodontitis, trichomoniasis, and many more. While it can help cure a lot of bacterial infections, you ought to be careful when taking this drug; therefore, you should always read the pamphlet or ask your doctor about metronidazole side effects.
Just like any other medication, if you are currently taking metronidazole for your bacterial ailment, then you need to be aware that you can experience one or a few metronidazole side effects. Metronidazole side effects are fairly normal and as long as you can tolerate them and they are not deemed as very dangerous, then you can continue taking metronidazole until you finish your whole treatment regimen. Of course, do not forget to note all the metronidazole side effects you will come across while you are taking it, and report to your doctor so he/she could determine if all is well or if you should take another medicine.
The most common metronidazole side effects a patient will encounter include feeling agitated, back pain, blurry vision, trouble with sleeping, loss of weight, blindness, burning sensation in feet or hands, numbness, tingling or stinging pain on the extremities (hands and/or feet), confusion, convulsions, changes in patterns of speech, feelings of depression, vision is decreased, drowsy, dizzy, pain in one or both eyes, fever, headache, irritable feeling, lack of coordination, feelings of nausea, seizure attacks, shakiness when walking, unsteady gait, speech is slurred, stiff neck, stiff back, trembling, unsteady hands or other issues with muscle coordination or control, vomiting, unusual fatigue or weakness and weakness felt in the extremities (hands, arms, feet or legs). Continue reading