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Aafter taking Metronidazole for three days my legs became swollen

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Aafter taking Metronidazole for three days my legs became swollen and I wa
s breathless.

Is this a usual side effect with this drug?
Hi--why were you on the metronidazole and have you seen your doctor about this? Do you have any medical conditions?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was prescribed metronidazole for an infected toe. I am a type 2 diabetic and have a low kidney function

OK David but does your doctor know about the swollen legs?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes my doctor knows about my swollen legs

Sorry for all the questions but did he have any comments about this and has this ever happened to you before?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No, and it has not happened to me before

OK David. This isn't a common reaction to metronidazole unless it's an allergic reaction. The medication can worsen kidney or liver problems so if you were my patient I would have you stop that particular antibiotic and start a different one and I would do some blood work to look at your present kidney and liver functions
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