Psychotic episode secondary to metronidazole use

Mili Khandheria, Erica Snook, Christopher Thomas

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Objective: Psychosis is a recognized but often forgotten side effect of many commonly prescribed medications. Method: A case of psychosis in a 27-year-old female related to metronidazole treatment is presented along with review of possible mechanisms. Results: The onset and resolution of psychosis appeared to coincide with metronidazole treatment. Conclusions: Clinicians should be aware of medication-related psychosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231.e3-231.e4
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Antibiotics
  • Dopamine
  • Metronidazole
  • Psychosis
  • Reversible

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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