Metronidazole, also known by the brand name Flagyl, is an antibiotic that combats infection by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-infective agents. You can get Metronidazole as a gel, cream, a liquid you drink, suppository, or tablet. You will find here information on Metronidazole tablets 500mg, which doctors at Medzino can issue a prescription for to treat Bacterial vaginosis (BV) if you are suitable.
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Metronidazole are white, film-coated tablets. Each pack contains 21 tablets and should be stored below 25°C away from light. Metronidazole is classified therapeutically as an antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent.
Metronidazole is used for the treatment and prevention of a number of conditions, including:
NB.: Metronidazole is not suitable to treat a vaginal yeast infection or viral infections such as the common cold.
Each 500mg Metronidazole tablet contains 500mg of the active ingredient, metronidazole .
Metronidazole also contains the following inactive ingredients: carmellose sodium, lactose, povidone, magnesium stearate, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, methylhydroxypropylcellulose (E464), macrogol 400 and titanium dioxide (E171).
Please note: Inactive ingredients may differ across different manufacturers.
The recommended dosage of Metronidazole 500mg will depend on the condition you have, your age, the severity of your condition, other medical conditions you may have, and how you react to the first dose.
The recommended dosage for women and adolescent girls to treat bacterial vaginosis is to take Metronidazole 500mg orally (by mouth) twice a day for 7 days. Alternatively, there is also the possibility to take 2g as a single dose for 1 day only. If Metronidazole is prescribed for other conditions, the dosage may vary.
Do not exceed your recommended dosage. Swallow your tablets whole, during or after meals with a glass of water to prevent stomach upset. Do not chew them. Use the medicine for the full prescribed length of time even if your symptoms improve before that.
Always take this medicine as your physician or pharmacist has prescribed you. If you are not sure, do check with your physician or pharmacist.
Get immediate medical help if you experience signs of an allergic reaction to Metronidazole:
Reported side effects of Metronidazole include:
Rare but serious side effects include:
If you experience any serious side effects, talk to your physician.
Patients should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while they are taking Metronidazole and for at least one day afterwards in order to avoid abdominal distress, nausea, vomiting, flushing, or headache.
Due to Crohn’s disease patients’ increased incidence of gastrointestinal and other cancers, talk to your physician about the potential impact of Metronidazole on your health.
Metronidazole is contraindicated in the following patients:
Metronidazole may interfere with the following medicines:
Always inform your doctor of the drugs, vitamins and herbal medicines you are taking before using Metronidazole.
Single oral doses of Metronidazole, up to 15 g, have been reported in suicide attempts and accidental overdose. Reported symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and ataxia. If you suspect that you or someone you know is overdosing, contact your physician or a local Poison Control Center, or seek immediate medical attention.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. You and your physician will determine if and how you should take any medication prescribed to you following a medical consultation.
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