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Why does metronidazole cause insomnia

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why does metronidazole cause insomnia
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Hi,
The exact mechanism of CNS side -effects like insomnia due to Metronidazole is not known.
The drug does penetrate the CNS easily, and can thus cause certain problems including insomnia, but the exact pharmacological action by which this is caused is not clear.
Here is the source article for the same
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will my sleep return after discontinuing the medication?
Health Professional: Dr. Gupta, Doctor (MD) replied 10 years ago
It will get better if this is related to the Metronidazole,
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