When should I see a doctor about my side effects?
It is important to seek medical attention if you experience any severe or worrying side effects while taking metronidazole. Some circumstances in which you need to consult a doctor include:
If you develop symptoms such as rash, hives, itching, swelling (especially of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), or difficulty breathing, it could indicate an allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.
Severe or persistent side effects
If you experience persistent or severe side effects that are causing significant discomfort, it is advisable to consult your doctor. This includes getting symptoms like severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, headache, or mood changes.
Worsening of symptoms
If your condition being treated with metronidazole does not show improvement or worsens despite completing the prescribed treatment, it is important to consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
New or unusual symptoms
If you develop any new or unusual symptoms that you suspect may be related to metronidazole, it is best to seek medical advice to rule out any potential complications.
In general, it's important to communicate any concerns or persistent side effects to your doctor. They can evaluate your symptoms, provide appropriate guidance, and make the necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.