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I have RRMS and have just been prescribed metronidazole. It says on the leaflet not to take if I have disease of the nervous system. Am I safe to take these?
There is no contraindication to the use of metronidazole (Flagyl) in people with MS. You shouldn't take this while drinking alcohol and should tell your doctor if you've experienced seizures in the past before taking this medication. A very rare side effect of metronidazole, that can occur in anybody, is the development of cerebellar ataxia (walking like a drunk), dysarthria (slurred words) and occasionally confusion. This usually recovers quickly after stopping the drug
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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