Flagyl Metronidazole is an antimicrobial and antiprotozoal agent. The drug is a derivative of 5-nitroimidazole.
Flagyl is prescribed for:
12 duodenal ulcer;
soft tissue infections;
Pelvic organ infections;
It is allowed to use this drug for the prevention of postoperative complications. As a radiosensitizer, the drug can be used in radiation therapy of cancer.
Flagyl generic is contraindicated in:
leukopenia and blood diseases (including history);
regular epileptic seizures (and other organic CNS lesions);
hypersensitivity to imidazoles as well as to any components of the drug.
The drug is prescribed with caution during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and in case of kidney and liver diseases.
Sometimes allergies appear against the background of taking the drug. Some patients complain of skin itching. Sometimes along with itching, urticaria appears.
Older patients complain that their sense of taste changes. There may be a characteristic "metallic" aftertaste. Some patients notice that their urine has changed in color: it has become darker. Sometimes there are spastic painful sensations in the abdominal cavity. Stool disorders may occur.
Appetite may decrease, the person may feel tired and broken. This condition may be accompanied by dry mouth, slight headache, and dizziness. In rare cases, nausea turns into vomiting.
Metronidazole generic is taken orally, with meals. It is allowed to take the medicine even after meals. It should be drunk with a small amount of milk.
Recommended daily dosage:
Anaerobic infections - 1.0-1.5 g/24 h;
Nonspecific vaginitis - 0.5 g, 2 times/24 hours. The course of treatment is 1 week;
Vaginitis, urethritis - 2 g/24 h. It is recommended to take a course of treatment for 1.5 weeks. The drug is taken at 0.25 g/2 times/24 h;
Giardiasis - 0.25-0.5 g. The drug is taken 2-3 times/24 hours;
Amebiasis - 0.25-0.5 g, three times/24 hours. Course duration is 1 week.
Against the background of marked renal dysfunction, the daily dosage is reduced by half.
If Flagyl Metronidazole is used for a long time, blood tests should be controlled. Patients under 18 years of age shouldn’t take this medicine together with amoxicillin.
During the course, all patients should refrain from drinking alcohol. Otherwise, headaches appear. Constantly present nausea is transformed into vomiting, the appearance of abdominal pain is possible.
If the neurological status worsens, stop taking the medicine and consult a doctor as soon as possible.
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