Brand Names: Flagyl, Flagyl ER
Generic Name: Metronidazole
Flagyl is an innovative antibiotic, which formula provides a powerful impact on bacteria in the organism. Metronidazole, being an active ingredient of the treatment, affects the organism decreasing or completely eliminating the symptoms of infection in the body activated by bacteria.
Flagyl is effective against respiratory, stomach, skin, vagina, joint and similar infections.
However, the drug cannot treat infections caused by vaginal yeast. Promoting a positive influence on the body, the medication can be recommended for other purposes that are not listed in the safety guide. Consult your healthcare specialist primarily to off-label use of Flagyl.
To achieve the best effects possible, Flagyl should be administered following all the safety recommendations. Talk to your healthcare specialist to get inevitable instructions and safety directions. The medication is contraindicated in certain conditions, including:
Proper dose adjustment or specific medical tests are required for a safe Flagyl course. Your doctor may occasionally diversify the dose for a better effect. However, avoid increasing or decreasing Flagyl dose on your own.
Provide your physician with detailed information about other medications you take, since Flagyl may interact with some of them. Pay exclusive attention to pharmaceuticals, such as:
A properly adjusted Flagyl dose is a significant part of infection treatment. Keep in mind that the therapy is a prolonged course; thus, continue using Flagyl for the whole duration of the course, even if your symptoms improve. Never increase the dose if the drug seems ineffective. Talk to your doctor about similar changes.
The symptoms of bacterial infection may disappear earlier than the complication itself. Once you miss your dose, you increase the risk of further infection, resistant to antibiotics.
Flagyl ER should be administered an hour or two before breakfast.
Never chew, break or crush the pill; swallow it whole.
Your healthcare provider may order you to make frequent blood tests to check Flagyl effectiveness and balance its dose. Alcohol consumption may lead to undesirable side effects if combined with Flagyl treatment.
Call your doctor and seek immediate medical assistance in case any serious abnormalities or reactions have occurred after Flagyl intake. The most dangerous side effects include: