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Are there any risks associated with taking metronidazole?

Taking metronidazole might have risks if you have certain health conditions, including liver disease, disorders of the blood or bone marrow, digestive tract diseases, seizures or convulsions, epilepsy, edema, vaginal yeast infection, oral thrush or nerve disorders. Additionally, drinking alcohol while you are taking this medication can intensify the side effects. There are a number of medications that can interact with metronidazole, so notify your doctor of any medications you are taking or start to take at the same time as this medication. Women who are breast-feeding might put their child at risk if they take metronidazole.

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