It was prescribed for a stomach infection from a prior antibiotic that took all my good and bad bacteria out of my system. I had a tooth infection and the dentist failed to tell me that I needed to take acidopholus with this antibiotic. So now I've taken the metronidazole for the bacteria infection but still have diarhea after I eat after finishing the prescription. Is there something else going on or is it a side effect from the meds?
Metro is a powerful antibiotic and antiprotozoanal medication. Please call your doctor again and let him/her know about your problem, but, you might try really eating yogurt as well as taking the acidophilus. Also ask a pharmacist, they are the true experts on mediations and their side effects. Ask if you can take some immodium ad, it will firm things up and eas any cramping.Metro can cause a whole lot of side effects, like nausea and a horrible taste in your mouth. You should NEVER drink on it, it will truly make you violently sick up.
I had the same problem. After finishing Metro I had excessive diarrhea. On July 26th, a week later I took myself to the ER on August 5th and found that I had low potassium and was prescribed medicine. I was told that antibacterial medicine kills good and bad bacterial in the digestive tract. The ER doctor did not mentioned this to me, but my Physician did three days later. I hope this helps :(
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