Using the antibiotic Flagyl?
Am I not supposed to be sexually active while I'm using Flagyl?
Asked by Verdie Miyanaga 2 years ago.
Dear Lolaloo002, Flagyl, also called Metronidazole, is a medicine used to treat both parasitic and bacterial infections. Thus, to answer your question, being sexually active depends on why Flagyl was prescribed. If the Flagyl was prescribed for gastrointestinal or liver conditions such as an amoeba, diarrhea, or colitis, engaging in sexual activity as tolerated should be fine realizing that urethral burning, headache, dicoloration of the urine, a metallic taste in your mouth, dizziness, and nerve tingling may occur. However, if the Flagyl was prescribed for vaginal infections or sexually transmitted diseases such as Gardenella Vaginalis or Trichomonas Vaginalis, holding off on intercourse is hightly recommended until the organism(s) is completely removed from the genital tract. You should remain in close contact with your doctor until the organism no longer causes your symptoms. Also, remember never to drink alcohol with Metronidazole since a severe reaction will occur along with possible drug induced pancreatitis. Please feel free to remain in contact if more questions persist. Thanks. Respectfully, Roshin Answered by Shannon Upchurch 2 years ago.
Flagyl ? worked for anyone in BV ...?
just wondering is flagyl effective againist treating bv ?
Asked by Reita Wilkosz 2 years ago.
Yes, flagyl is very effective for treating BV. (You are not supposed to drink alcohol while taking flagyl) Be sure you take all of the medication, even if your symptoms subside because BV has a very nasty way of returning. BV happens because the Ph balance in the vagina gets altered and this allows the overgrowth of bacteria- result BV A lot of times women get this because the male ejaculate causes an upset in the Ph balance and the result is BV. However, even women who are not sexually active can contact BV. There is a product on the market called RePhresh - which is a gel which you can purchase and this is supposed to keep the vagina in a proper Ph balance. You can purchase this at any supermarket or Pharmacy in the feminine care aisle. It does not require a prescription. Hope this helps. Edit Altho, BV isn't classified as a true STD - (because women who are not sexually active can get this infection) the man can pick up this infection and the partners can pass this back and forth - so sometimes the doctor will prescribe the medication for the man so it is not constantly being passed back and forth.) Answered by Dakota Growden 2 years ago.
As anybody ever taken Flagyl (METRONIDAZOLE)?
Not from a STD!
Asked by Lala Brong 2 years ago.
Flagyl is fine. Don't drink, and you usually only have to take it for a few days. Not like in the old days when you had to take it for 2 weeks. Take it because you will continue to be contagious until you do. No sex until you are through the course either. Your partner should also take Flagyl so you don't pass the Trichomoniasis back and forth. PID is a dangerous disease. It can cause the fallopian tubes to get scarred enough to close altogether. This would make you sterile. If you want to have children in the future, you should tale the flagyl and make sure you minimize the things that can cause PID to recur as it is a chronic disease. Sorry, your avatar indicated you were male. PID is a women's problem, so I never considered it since I assumed you were male. Answered by Kristofer Fellin 2 years ago.
I've taken it before. Nothing happend but I would HEAVILY ADVISE AGAINST DRINKING while taking it. It will definately make you sick. Answered by Gregory Flannigan 2 years ago.
it shouldnt be a problem. Answered by Jame Castelli 2 years ago.
Will flagyl treat a urinary tract infection?
I know that there are several other antibiotics/antibacterials more commonly used to treat UTIs such as Macrobid and Bactrim. However, I do not have health insurance until August 1st and am trying to avoid doctor fees, and the flagyl is the only antibiotic that I currently have access to. What do you think? Should...
Asked by Sharyl Mistry 2 years ago.
I know that there are several other antibiotics/antibacterials more commonly used to treat UTIs such as Macrobid and Bactrim. However, I do not have health insurance until August 1st and am trying to avoid doctor fees, and the flagyl is the only antibiotic that I currently have access to. What do you think? Should I go for it? I hate to take antibiotics casually if I don't need them, especially flagyl because it can make you sick, especially if you drink alcohol, but the UTI won't go away and I am quite uncomfortable. BTW, I've been swallowing tons of cranberry pills and water to no avail. This is a persistent one! Thanks in advance! Answered by Joetta Vilardo 2 years ago.
flagyl is an antiinflmmatory, therefore it is not specifically for a UTI but you never know. I took flagyl for an inflammed appendix while I was taking cipro. I took the cipro 27 days strait due to (five days UTI treatement) and then the remaining 22 days were for to make sure whatever caused my intestine to close would be taken care of. Here's a suggestion. Not sure if it will work or not. Go to a health food store (or a store that has a natural food selection) and get raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I use Bragg's myself. It suggests that when you wake up in the morning, then a little later in the morning and then early afternoon, take it according to these direction: one tablespoon of the vinegar (shake it up well because it has sediment on the bottom) with eight ounces of water and if you prefer, one tablespoon of honey for taste. Also, if it's not to late, drink lots and lots of water. One other remedy that might work is an herbal supplement called d-mannose. The majority of UTI's are a result of the e.coli bacteria and some reports have said this is a good remedy (as long as your UTI isn't very severe). Also, consult a pharmacist. They will have lots of valuable answers. Also, antibiotic means against life i.e. it kills good and bad bacteria. Probiotic is for life. Keeps all the good flora bacteria in your colon. Yougurt and kefir has it. Answered by Cyrus Wallman 2 years ago.
Metronidazole Urinary Tract Infection Answered by Lilia Schlee 2 years ago.
Flagyl For Uti Answered by King Riggens 2 years ago.
Best advice to give you is to go see your pharmacist. They are very smart and know what every drug treats. Ask them before making any decisions to take flagyl. Also UTI's left untreated can be very dangerous, so as soon as you get your health insurance go see your Dr. asap!! Feel better. Answered by Catalina Wadas 2 years ago.
Not sure about the meds except it might be good to spend the extra money and go ahead and get the antibiotics. Go get some AZO. It's cheap. You can pick it up at Walgreens or Walmart. Not the cranberry - the regular/original. It will help with the spasms. Answered by Geraldine Raider 2 years ago.
wow I am sorry you are suffering.... man! I hate those. I took flagyl and it didnt make me sick anyway, I hope you feel better. when that happened to me, I was like.... I will take anything... and FAST!!!!! Answered by Lore Dunkel 2 years ago.
Flagyl what side effects?
I took flagyl for stomach bacteria infections before and I had no really side effects and Imma start taking it tomorrow but I was just wondering I dont know if I might have side effects but what is the most common side effect. (Im already feeling nauseous anyway and my mouth taste is bad before I even take it and...
Asked by Merlyn Foo 2 years ago.
I took flagyl for stomach bacteria infections before and I had no really side effects and Imma start taking it tomorrow but I was just wondering I dont know if I might have side effects but what is the most common side effect. (Im already feeling nauseous anyway and my mouth taste is bad before I even take it and im on zofran for nausea and vomiting). So people who used that drug for stomach infections. What is the most common side effect? Answered by Simonne Arashiro 2 years ago.
I had to take Flagyl for amoebic dysentery. Basically it kills all bacteria, good and bad, and it kills amoeba. So that leaves our digestive system with no "Good bacteria" to help us digest food and have regular bowel movements. I have heard that side effects for Flagyl vary depending on what your health was like before you started the course of treatment and depending upon dosage and length of time you have to take it. Mine was a horse pill and I had to take it for two weeks. I was really sick before I started the Flagyl, but I got even sicker while I was on it. nausea, vomiting, digestive problems, feeling very light-headed and dizzy. These problems lasted for a couple months after but i am pretty sure some of the symptoms were related to being in a recovery phase after amoebic dysentery. No-one told me this at the time but I have since learned that there are a few things you can do to ease the symptoms during and after treatment. Drink lots of water- even "mild" dehydration will make it all worse. Eat bulky starchy foods while taking the Flagyl will help to reduce gut cramps by keeping your intestines full. Eat yogurt that contains "live cultures" these are the "good bacteria" that are natural in your gut. Flayl will kill them- you need to replace them. An anti-nausea med is a very good idea. If the one you are on now isn't working for you ask a dr about alternate choices to treat severe nausea. Answered by Lizzie Malveaux 2 years ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Flagyl what side effects? I took flagyl for stomach bacteria infections before and I had no really side effects and Imma start taking it tomorrow but I was just wondering I dont know if I might have side effects but what is the most common side effect. (Im already feeling nauseous anyway and my mouth taste is bad before I... Answered by Vinita Albery 2 years ago.
I did take it when I had a bad episode of diarrhea from eating some unclean food but i really can't mention any side effects...But I did read this off for you : The following reactions have also been reported during treatment with Flagyl (metronidazole): Mouth: A sharp, unpleasant metallic taste is not unusual. Furry tongue, glossitis, and sto-matitis have occurred; these may be associated with a sudden overgrowth of Candida which may occur during therapy. Hematopoietic: Reversible neutropenia (leuko-penia); rarely, reversible thrombocytopenia. Cardiovascular: Flattening of the T-wave may be seen in electrocardiographic tracings. Central Nervous System: Convulsive seizures, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, vertigo, incoordination, ataxia, confusion, irritability, depression, weakness, and insomnia. Hypersensitivity: Urticaria, erythematous rash, flushing, nasal congestion, dryness of the mouth (or vagina or vulva), and fever. Answered by Tinisha Deculus 2 years ago.
Nausea, vomiting, diarhea/constipation. Do not mix with alcohol, in fact don't drink any alcohol for three days after finishing medication. Eat live culture yoghurt to reduce the chance of a yeast infection. For women, flagyl and other antibiotics can kill the good flora in your vagina as well as the bacteria they are combatting. If you do get one, ask your pharmacist for a topical treatment. Chances are, if you had no side effects the first time, you won't this time either. Answered by Gary Sarchet 2 years ago.
Flagyl first trimester?
24 weeks pregnant with baby girl. Fetal ultrasounds at 18 and 22 weeks looked normal but I know you can't always tell.
Asked by Micheline Nahm 2 years ago.
flagyl is the best antibiotic to give to a pregnant woman I don't why he saying that and also since he see that your baby has no problem I had to take it because I was tested + for strep b in Nov & I was about 33 weeks I was giving the vaginal supporsutory for 10 days and all is clear but I am also giving antibiotic to take the minute I start labor if I have not reachthe hospital yet to make sure that I have not past anything to the baby eventhough my test show that all is clear don't sweat the only thing I think that could happen in the 1st trimester was for you to miscarried but you did not I would go to the net and read on flagyl Good luck Answered by Lorelei Boaz 2 years ago.
i think that u should take nothin while preggers, with everything there is a small risk. and thats a risk 99% of people are not willing to take.. get a 3rd opinion or do some googling.... put ur mind at ease Answered by Lindy Pach 2 years ago.
Flagyl for BV?
Can you have sex with a condom during treatment?
Asked by Alton Critzer 2 years ago.
was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and just started taking the antibiotics today. The doctor prescribed me 500 mg, 2 a day for 7 days. I have heard that sometimes it doesn't clear the infection and also sometimes causes yeast infection. My doctor said nothing about yeast, how will i know if my infection is cleared after taking the antibiotics, or if i have formed a yeast infection. Also, has anyone had to taket his antibiotic? Any weird side effects besides NO drinking of alcohol, i know. ? ALSO: When do symptoms start to clear up whil taking the antibiotics? I'm on my second day! Answered by Nilda Mamaril 2 years ago.
Flagyl is indicated for this type of infection. If you do not believe that is has cleared up you can always return to the doctor for a follow up. As for a yeast infection ALL antibiotics are known to cause them. If you are a yogurt eater, you can eat at least 2 cups a day to help your body build up a natural defense so the chances of you having one are slim to none. And if your infection has not cleared up ask your doctor for a sulfur drug. Bactrim DS is a good one but you can not be allergic to sulfur medications. Usually your symptoms start to clear up about the second day or so. So please take all of your medication to make sure it has cleared. Also this medication will turn your urine a dark yellow or orange color and stain your toilet. And since he/she (doctor) wants you to be on it for 7 days I would avoid any type of sexual activity for at least two weeks and try to eat at least a cup of yogurt a day. I hope that this answers your question. Answered by Nettie Thoresen 2 years ago.
i have taken that for BV before, and nothing has worked for me so far. mine always comes back. not that yours will, but if you notice a discharge after you are done taking all the pills, go in and tell your doctor. that would be the sign of a yeast infection. or itchy-ness. my bv symptoms cleared within 5 days of taking it, but make sure you take it all and no sex while you are on it. Answered by Keely Massay 2 years ago.
What are the alternatives for flagyl?
Thank u Chanhass,,here are the details...okay the Doctor prescribed it for these simptons.Burps,stomach pain,bloating ,soft stool,Noseia[not sure how to spell it] Fatigue. I tried it for 3 days and i cannot tolerate it i felt very sick so i stopped.
Asked by Luther Miyoshi 2 years ago.
wow- sorry hun, but ignore all those answers above. I'll try to set you straight. Everything they mentioned up there treats yeast infections, which is NOT when you have. If they gave you Flagyl, its probably for a different kind of bacterial infection, not a yeast infection. Flagyl is a good drug- the best for what (i think) you've got. Why are you looking for alternatives? If it is because it upsets your stomach, try taking it with some food, and that should help settle your stomach a bit. If you take this drug and then drink any amount of alcohol it can make you VERY ill, so try not to even swallow your mouthwash. The drug also has other side effects- it turns your urine red and it may make your tongue taste funny for a few days. This really is one of the best drugs to treat bacterial infections of this sort, and unless you're allergic to it, you should try to continue to take it. If you have more questions, edit your qopic and I'll check it again later. There are alternatives (but I can't name them without knowing your specific problem)- but flagyl is a great drug. EDIT: If it's just those symptoms, and you've never had them before, I think you probabaly don't need the Flagyl. Did he diagnose you with anything or jsut give you that madicine? Unless he gave you a diagnosis or said you have a serious condition, it sounds to me like you jsut had a little stomach flu. Instead of medicine, some GI upset can be corrected with some really simply dietary changes: try eating a little container of yogurt every day. yogurt has good bacteria in it that helps settle your intestines. You could also try a swig of Maalox for general GI upset. You may just have some kind of stomach bug- I get them a few times a year. I don't eat much for a couple days and I drink about a whole bottle of Maalox, and then you get over and you're right back to normal. Get the one with all the active ingredients: Aluminum, magnesium, and simethacone. Check the back of the bottle, and make sure all 3 of those ingredients are listed in the "active ingredients" section. I think it comes in mint and cherry flavors- they're both equally chalky tasting but bearable. Take that according to the directions, and I think it'll help a lot. Don't worry about the flagyl anymore, just try some maalox. if it gets worse, or doesn't get better in 5 days, then think about calling the doctor back. Get well soon! Answered by Kerrie Brilla 2 years ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: what are the alternatives for flagyl? Answered by Nell Franko 2 years ago.
flagyl is for diverticuli/ colon issues. it tastes awful and nauseating. that taste is coming from the inside of your body... I have a bout with this once a yr. and dread it, because of the severe pain and this medicine . it is usually taken with Bactrim / or cepro (sp) . everything you eat, drink, even your toothpaste tastes like it. like old metal or something . hard to explain. I am on mine now and can't hardly do it. Answered by Christeen Baltodano 2 years ago.
Pick up some "Ultraflora", it's a multi-type baccilli supplement to help your body get back in balance. The reason you have a yeast infection is because your natural flora are out of balance, which allows the yeast to multiply excessively. If you take the Ultraflora it replaces the missing flora. Use the formula designed for Travelers as it's extra loaded with flora and will work faster. In the meantime to alleviate itch, use Canestin, Monostat or any store brand yeast cure. They don't cure totally, because the yeast is coming from your gut, but they do help with surface and vaginal irritation. Answered by Delicia Naeve 2 years ago.
u can use metrogyl or metranidazole. better and superior to flagyl is tinidazole and ahead to these ornidazole. Answered by Evonne Defrang 2 years ago.
try guava fruit. Answered by Velvet Templet 2 years ago.
Flagyl side effects? 10 pts!?
I have been prescribed the generic version of Flagyl for a bacterial infection. 500mg 2x a day 7 days. I have been reading up on it and almost everyone has had severe nausea and anxiety, which makes me VERY nervous about taking this medication. I will not be drinking alcohol with this medicine AT ALL because of the...
Asked by Lesley Bidez 2 years ago.
I have been prescribed the generic version of Flagyl for a bacterial infection. 500mg 2x a day 7 days. I have been reading up on it and almost everyone has had severe nausea and anxiety, which makes me VERY nervous about taking this medication. I will not be drinking alcohol with this medicine AT ALL because of the side effects. Has anyone taken this medicine? What was your experience with it? Thank you!! Answered by Josephina Gerrits 2 years ago.
Millions of people have taken Flagyl, including myself, quite successfully. Yes, it can cause some nausea and diarrhea- that's a common problem with all the antibiotics really. Antibiotics kill bacteria, which is why you take them. Unfortunately, antibiotics can't distinguish between the good guys you want to keep and the bad guys you want to get rid of. It just kills whatever bacteria it comes in contact with. Since your gut is full of bacteria of both sorts, and you need the good bacteria to help with digestion, killing too many will cause some nausea and diarrhea. In the case of Flagyl, it will also react badly if combined with alcohol, and you should not drink while taking it nor for 72 hours after the last dose. That caution is so all the medication is gone out of the system, which can take almost that long to clear the liver. Since the medication can be taken on either an empty stomach or with food, you have to kind of experiment to figure out what works best for you. For me, I had less nausea if I took it on an empty stomach. I also laid off all the dairy products while I took the medication, and ate more of the foods that help bind you- apples, bananas, white rice, and white bread/toast/crackers. My biggest problem actually was a dry mouth, also a known side effect, but easy enough to deal with because you just drink more liquid and I sucked on hard candy. I don't think it causes real problems for most of the people who take it, and it's been safely used for many years. When a doctor prescribes a medication, he weighs up the benefits of the drug against the danger of whatever you have that needs controlled, and what works best against your particular problem. All things come with a certain amount of risk, of course, and you must weigh up the benefits for yourself. Personally, I'd recommend you take your medicine and get well again. You can control the worst of the side effects by changing your diet temporarily, and won't be any worse for the wear of taking it. As antibiotics go, it's no worse, nor any more dangerous, and it certainly beats the alternative of risking a bacterial infection out of control. Should that happen, you would be talking antibiotics with many more ugly side effects. Don't worry so much, just take your medication, change your diet and get well again. Answered by Brenna Siker 2 years ago.
I'm on it right now. I know there can be quite a few side effects. Never heard of the anxiety though. I'm currently having mild nausea, diarrhea and darkening of the urine. I've been on it for over a week already, still have til next Monday to finish. Answered by Angelica Stcroix 2 years ago.
Metronidazole is used to treat a variety of infections. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa. This antibiotic only treats bacterial and protozoal infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. Metronidazole can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers. How to use Flagyl oral This medication may be taken with food or a full glass of water or milk to prevent stomach upset. Dosage is based on your medical condition, the type of infection being treated, and your response to therapy. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria/protozoa to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. Dizziness, headache, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, changes in taste, and dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Answered by Jake Habif 2 years ago.