Are you or is someone in your family taking Flagyl for a certain bacterial infection? If you or anyone you know has taken Flagyl in the past, then you would be very well aware of the Flagyl side effects that can make you suffer a bit more while on it. Flagyl is basically an antibiotic medication, namely a nitroimidazole, which is used to treat a wide variety of infections. Flagyl’s main action is to stop the further growth of protozoa and bacteria that is causing the infection outside or inside the body. Thus, you have to keep in mind that Flagyl does not work with viral infections such as the flu or common cold. Unnecessary usage of this medicine can lead to not only the incidence of Flagyl side effects, but also it can render your body somewhat immune to the drug (decreased effectiveness) in the future. This would mean that by the time you really need to take Flagyl, the drug will either be working ineffectively or it will not be able to help treat your intended infection at all.
It is basically the norm with a lot of medicines that along with their needed effects, they may cause some unwanted effects. Take for example the Flagyl side effects you may experience when you are under treatment from this medicine. In many cases, not all of these Flagyl side effects may occur when you take it. However, if they do occur, and if they are quite serious, you have to seek medical attention. Always consult your doctor whenever you are prescribed this drug and you think you are experiencing Flagyl side effects.
Some Flagyl side effects may be experienced that usually do not require medical attention. Keep in mind that if you can tolerate mild Flagyl side effects, they go away during the treatment as your body tries to adjust to the medicine.
Flagyl side effects that are common include the following: feeling agitated, back pain, instances of blindness, blurry vision, burning sensation in hands or feet, speech pattern changes, convulsions, confused state, decreased vision, feeling depressed, dizzy spells, drowsy feeling, pain in one or both eyes, fever, hallucinations, headaches, feeling irritable, lack of coordination, feeling nauseous, seizure attack, unsteady gait, speech is slurred, stiff neck, trouble with speaking, tingling sensation in hands or feet, pain in hands or feet, unusual fatigue, unusually weak, vomiting, and weak feeling in the feet, legs, hands or arms.
Flagyl side effects that are considered less common include the following: tarry black stools, blood present in the urine, blood present in the stools, body pain, body aches, chills, unsteadiness, clumsiness, breathing difficulty, feeling like the ears are congested, the sensation of pelvic pressure, painful urination, frequent urination, the loss of voice, congested nasal passageways, runny nose, sneezing, skin rashes, hives or urticaria, itchiness, reddening of skin, severe stomach or back pain, unexplained bruising or bleeding, and unusual vaginal discharge, irritation or dryness that was not present prior to taking Flagyl.
Flagyl side effects that are tagged as rare include the following: bleeding gums, feeling bloated, constipated, chest pain, coughing, urine that is dark in color, quick heartbeats, indigestion, appetite loss, painful urination, difficulty in urinating, stomach pain, abdominal pain that radiates to the back, side pain, swollen glands, sore throat, yellowing of eyes and skin (jaundice), and presence of sores, white spots, or ulcers in the mouth or on the lips.