How it Works
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Metronidazole include the symptoms below;
Flagyl is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic and belongs to the medication class of nitroimidazoles. It stops the growth of bacteria and protozoa in the body. It is also an antiprotozoal medication. It is being produced by various manufacturers and marketed by many trade names but the use of it remains the same.
Flagyl is an antibiotic that is often prescribed to help treat bacterial and protozoan infection. It is mostly used to treat infections of the stomach, skin, vagina, respiratory tract, or joints. It can also be used to control stomach ulcers. This medication is only useful for bacterial and protozoan infections and it will not have any effects on yeast infections.
Dosage and administration
This tablet can be taken along with a glass of water, however, as it may cause stomach upsets, it is advisable to take the tablet along with a glass of milk. It is also usually advised to take the tablet at least 1 to 2 hours before a meal. Swallow the tablet as a whole and do not crush, chew, or break it. It is more effective if the tablets are taken at the same time each day. Have at least a 6 hour interval between scheduled doses of the medication. In case you missed a dose, do not take 2 doses at the same time. Just skip the missed dose and continue with the normal routine when it is time for the next dose. Your doctor would advise you on the proper use of this medicine.
Avoid taking this medication in case of low counts of red blood cells and white blood cells in the body.
Inform the doctor if you are suffering or have suffered from any liver or kidney disease. The doctor will decide if this medication is suitable for you.
Inform the doctor if you are suffering from epilepsy, any seizure disorders, or any nerve disorders as taking the tablet can aggravate such diseases. The doctor will decide if this medication is suitable for you.
Avoid consuming alcohol and tobacco while taking this medication as they can reduce the medication's effectiveness as well as have negative impacts on general health.
Inform the doctor if have any existing or past allergies to any substances as the medication may have such substances in its composition. In case you experience any allergies or discomfort while using this medication, stop using this medication and consult the doctor immediately.
Numbness of hands or feet.
Burning sensation during urination.
Pain in the eyes.
Tremors and convulsions.
Fever with chills.
Nausea, dizziness, or vomiting.
Sensitivity to sunlight.
Stiffness in the neck.
Swelling in the face, throat, or tongue.
Cough and running nose.