I was prescribed metronidazole due to a slight bacterial vaginal infection. I was told I have to take it 2x a day for 7 days. I took my first pill this morning and a couple of hours ago, I urinated for the first time and experienced a burning sensation right after urinating. I also started to feel the urge right after that and a continuous pain in my urinary region even while not using the restroom. Ive had a UTI before and this is exactly what it felt like. The same day I was prescribed the meds, the tested my urine and said there was no UTI, which was about 5 days ago. Is it possible that this is a side effect from the drug?
The metronidazole wont cause you to have a UTI but the vaginal infection could have travelled up the urethra and infected the bladder or the infection could have irritated the urethra causing a burning sensation. If it has been 5 days since you were tested it is possible that the infection occured in those 5 days or it could just be an irritated urinary meatus or opening which is causing the burning but with the tender suprapubic area, it sounds more like you have develpoed a UTI. Call your Dr and let them know your symptoms. Metronidazole will not help a UTI. You will need another antibiotic for the UTI. Why did you wait so long between being diagnosed to starting the medication?
- Metronidazole Information for Consumers
- Metronidazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metronidazole (detailed)
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