Metronidazole vs trimethoprim

Metronidazole
(Rx)
trimethoprim
(Rx)
Metronidazole is an anti infectious agent.
trimethoprim is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.3
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
1.7
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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October 30, 1981
July 30, 1982
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
24,915 Discussions
7,794 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for Rosacea
#5 for Trich
#6 for Acne
#9 for Abscess
#10 for Lyme
#11 for Colitis
Metronidazole is prescribed for Infection, Rosacea and Bacterial Vaginosis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
trimethoprim is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Met
Nausea
5
Dizziness
2
Depression
2
Candida
1
Metallic Taste
1
Tingling
1
Spotting
1
Numbness
1
Diabetes
1
Loss of Appetite
1
tri
Allergy
10
Nausea
9
Diarrhea
8
Rash
7
Headaches
4
Fever
4
Drowsiness
4
Tiredness
4
Dizziness
3
Vomiting
2
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Nausea
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9
Dizziness
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2
3
Depression
Met
tri
2
0
Candida
Met
tri
1
0
Metallic Taste
Met
tri
1
0
Tingling
Met
tri
1
0
Spotting
Met
tri
1
0
Numbness
Met
tri
1
0
Diabetes
Met
tri
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Met
tri
1
0
Allergy
tri
Met
10
0
Nausea
tri
Met
9
5
Diarrhea
tri
Met
8
0
Rash
tri
Met
7
0
Headaches
tri
Met
4
0
Fever
tri
Met
4
0
Drowsiness
tri
Met
4
0
Tiredness
tri
Met
4
0
Dizziness
tri
Met
3
2
Vomiting
tri
Met
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking trimethoprim during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption while on metronidazole can result in side effects such as facial flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, low blood pressure and headache (disulfiram-like reaction). Reports suggest that some patients experience giddiness and excitement and may abuse this combination.
There may be a negative interaction between trimethoprim and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 100 mg, 200 mg
Solution: 50 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol while taking this drug because it increases alcohol's effect and toxicity.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Metronidazole Benzoate , Metronidazole/Sodium Chloride , Metronidazole
Trimethoprim; micronized, Trimethoprim
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Metronidazole and trimethoprim: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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