An antibiotic used in treating infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV). The treatment is available as a 1-week course, helping to reduce severe symptoms and heal the infection.
It is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain, and respiratory tract. It is important to note that it will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. It will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Metronidazole, which is marketed under the brand name Flagyll, Metrogel and Noritate, is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication. It is used either alone or with other antibiotics to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, endocarditis, and bacterial vaginosis. It is used to treat infections caused by a wide variety of bacteria known collectively as anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria don't need oxygen to grow and multiply and can cause infections in areas of the body such as the bones, gut, pelvic cavity and gums.
It is commonly prescribed to treat an infection called bacterial vaginosis. It is also prescribed before gynaecological surgery and surgery on the intestines to prevent infection from developing. It can safely be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin. It is also used, alongside other medicines, to get rid of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection often associated with stomach ulcers.
Metronidazole, also known as the branded version Flagyl, is an antibiotic used in the treatment of infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV). The medication comes in the tablet form in either 200mg, 400mg or 500mg. You can find the 400mg tablets here at UK Meds.
As with all medications, this medication is not suitable for everyone and it is important to consult your doctor before proceeding. Ensure your doctor is aware if any of the following applies to you:
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Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
If you are treating a vaginal infection, your sexual partner may also need to take metronidazole (even if no symptoms are present) or you could become reinfected.
Metronidazole is usually given for up to 10 days in a row. You may need to repeat this dosage several weeks later.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Metronidazole will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Metronidazole can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Metronidazole is used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by certain types of germ (anaerobic bacteria) and types of micro-organisms called protozoa. These types of organisms often cause infections in areas of the body such as the gums, pelvic cavity and tummy (stomach or intestines) because they do not need oxygen to grow and multiply.
Metronidazole is commonly prescribed to treat an infection called bacterial vaginosis. It is also prescribed before gynaecological surgery and surgery on the intestines to prevent infection from developing. It can safely be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin. It is also used, alongside other medicines, to get rid of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection often associated with stomach ulcers.
Metronidazole is available as a skin preparation also. This leaflet does not give information about metronidazole when it is used for skin conditions, but there is more information available in a separate leaflet called Metronidazole skin gel and cream.
Metronidazole (Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrogel-Vaginal, Metrolotion, Flagyl) is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic metronidazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
The tablets or capsules can be taken with or without food. If the medicine upsets your stomach, it is best to take it with a meal or snack.
The extended–release tablet must be taken without food, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your infection may return.
This medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses. Also, it is best to take the doses at evenly spaced times during the day. If you need help planning the best times to take your medicine, check with your doctor.
If you have a prescription and would like to buy online, we can send the medicine to you -- usually with next day shipping. You can buy metronidazole 400mg on this page from UK Meds. If you do not have a prescription, our online doctor service can assist you in receiving one. The most typical dose is 400mg and is a commonly prescribed dose that you can buy online from UK Meds.
It is important that you do not drink alcohol for the duration of the treatment and for 48 hours after finishing your course of metronidazole. Drinking alcohol whilst taking this medication will most likely cause very unpleasant side effects including feeling sick and other effects such as a ‘thumping heart’, headache and hot flushes.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it, nitroimdazoles, povidone, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica or maize starch. If you experience a rash, difficulties breathing/swallowing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, stop taking immediately as these are signs of an allergic reaction.
Your urine may appear darker whilst you are taking Flagyl. This is expected and should not alarm you.
Always consult your doctor before taking this treatment with other medicines including cough and cold remedies, as these may contain alcohol.