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If I take Metronidazole and I feel very sleepy & have numbness in my arms and legs what should I do?

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Inactive 11 Jul 2010


SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS include seizures and damage of nerves resulting in numbness and tingling of extremities (peripheral neuropathy). Metronidazole should be stopped if these symptoms appear.

SIDE EFFECTS: Metronidazole is a valuable antibiotic and is generally well tolerated with appropriate use. Minor side effects include nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, a metallic taste, and rarely a rash. Serious side effects of metronidazole are rare.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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