Active substance Metronidazole (C6H9N3O3)
US Brand Flagyl
IN Brand Flagyl
Manufacturing by Abbott Healthcare, Aventis
Strength 200mg / 400mg
Form release blister 10 tabs
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Metronidazole (MNZ), marketed under the brand name Flagyl among others, 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 effective for dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis.[3] It is the drug of choice for a first episode of mild-to-moderate Clostridium difficile colitis. Metronidazole is available by mouth, as a cream, and intravenously.

Common side effects include nausea, a metallic taste, loss of appetite, and headaches. Occasionally seizures or allergies to the medication may occur. Some state that metronidazole should not be used in early pregnancy while others state doses for trichomoniasis are okay. It should not be used when breastfeeding.

Metronidazole began to be commercially used in 1960 in France. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. It is available in most areas of the world.

 

  • Amebic dysentery: 750 mg orally 3 times daily for 5-10 days
  • Amebic liver abscess: 500-750 mg orally three times daily for 5-10 days
  • Anaerobic infections: 7.5 mg/kg orally or by injection every 6 hours for 7 to 10 days not to exceed 4 grams daily.
  • Bacterial vaginosis: 750 mg (extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days or 500 mg twice daily for 7 days or 2 g single dose orone applicator-full of 0.75% vaginal gel, once or twice daily for 5 days.
  • Clostridium difficile infection: 250-500 mg orally 4 times daily or 500-750 orally 3 times daily
  • Giardia: 250 mg orally three times daily for 5 days Helicobacter pylori: 800-1500 mg orally daily for several days in combination with other drugs.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): 500 mg orally twice daily for 14 days in combination with other drugs.
  • Trichomoniasis: 2 g single dose or 1 g twice

Dizziness, headache, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, or metallic taste in your mouth may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

This medication may cause your urine to turn darker in color. This effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.