What is metronidazole?
what is metronidazole used for
Asked by Lucienne Stille 4 months 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. How to use Metronidazole 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 to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Answered by Idella Kurka 4 months ago.
Metronidazole or FLAGYL as it is called is an Antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections most often arising from the Gastrointestinal tract. It is most commonly used for a type of inflammation of the colon called "C. Diff Colitis" or pseudomembranous colitis in some instances. you get this colitis by taking other antibiotics that kill off all of the normal flora in your GI tract as well as whatever bad bacteria you didn't want. Regardless it causes your colon to go crazy so to speak and you start having terrible diarrehia. FLAGYL helps treat this. you also can use Flagyl for Bacterial Vagniosis in females. this is basically a type of UTI in women. Answered by Alethea Teitelbaum 4 months ago.
Metronidazole is an antibiotic effective against anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. Anaerobic bacteria are single-cell living organisms that thrive in low oxygen environments and can cause disease in the abdomen (bacterial peritonitis) liver (liver abscess), and pelvis ( abscess of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes). Giardia lamblia and ameba are parasites that can cause abdominal pain and chronic diarrhea in infected individuals. Metronidazole selectively blocks some of the cell functions in these microorganisms, resulting in their demise. Answered by Merlene Pond 4 months ago.
I have a question about Metronidazole.?
And I didn't mean to refer to Aziz in that regard. I hate that I can't edit what I've already posted...
Asked by Dena Collis 4 months ago.
My neice just recently had a baby and now she is experiencing vaginal symptoms that sound like a yeast infection, but upon visiting the gynecologist, she was told that she had a vaginal infection such as vaginosis. The doctor gave her Metronidazole. She took it, with some unpleasant side effects, but managed to finish the regimen. Now, she didn't take it the way I've been hearing about it on the internet, as she was only prescribed to take it twice a day between meals. She tried to space it apart four hours but the last two days out of seven she was experiencing the side effects of naseau and headaches and did not take the pill immediately because she didn't want it to get worse (and it was pretty bad). Now that she's finished, she is having her period. She told me that it didn't seem to be working before her period came along, as the symptoms were still there. Now, does that mean that it didn't work, or that it takes some time? Is there any instance where Flagyl/Metronidazole doesn't work, even on the exact infection it's supposed to treat? Or could the doctors be wrong? Answered by Johnette Salazak 4 months ago.
I don't know what thrust is, Aziz.... But what I want to know is if there is any instance that it will not work or if it takes time, even if she were to take it again. It was the seven day extended release tablet form, so I don't know how it would work. Anyhow, I suppose I'll just go back to the doctor with her for another culture sample. The first time we went, I wasn't all that convinced that the gynecologist knew what she was diagnosing, but at any rate, I just want to know if it could take a while. Answered by Flor Kombe 4 months ago.
Flagyl (metronidazole) is a good drug, that has very nasty side effects. If they were giving it for Trichomoniasis (a flagellated protozoal pathogen) vaginal infection, it is usually dosed at 2000 mg as one dose, or 1000 mg twice daily for one day. Metronidazole causes very unpleasant gastrointestinal effects, such as: upset stomach, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, etc. It also if taken with any alcohol containing medications, or alcohol mouth washes, it causes extreme nausea and vomiting because of the drug interaction between metronidazole and alcohol. The only true way to confirm what is causing the vaginal infection, is to perform a vaginal swab, and have that analyzed at a microbiology lab. Medicine is a guessing game sometimes when trying to treat some infections that present with similar symptoms, a trial and error of trying to find the exact etiology of a diagnosis. We sometimes see the signs and symptoms, and know there is a problem (i.e. vaginal infection), but we don't know at that instant exactly what pathogen is causing it. Bacterial vaginitis can be caused by many different bacterial pathogens, and we treat with a broad spectrum antibiotic, such as a 3rd generation cephalosporin (i.e. cefixime, cefepime, ceftriaxone), or a fluoroquinolone such as Cipro, or Levaquin. The reason for using an antibiotic that is very broad spectrum is because they cover a very wide range of different bacterial pathogens, such as: different gram-positive, gram-negative, some weird bacteria like B.frag, etc. This usually treats the great majority of vaginal infections, and allows time to get back the results of the swab test. Metronidazole as an antibiotic, only treats anaerobic bacteria, and was developed to treat the protozoal parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, and that is all that it is useful for. Vaginal yeast infections are treated with a wide variety of anti-fungal medications. Your niece needs to be seen again by the OB/GYN after her period has subsided if she is still having symptoms. She will need a swab test, and if it is determined that she needs metronidazole again to treat that specific pathogen, I would recommend using the metronidazole vaginal gel. The gel is just inserted vaginally, and works locally in the vagina only. It works just as well as the oral tablets, and won't have any of the side effects of the oral form of the drug. Also ask your niece what exact side effects did she have, was there any rash or hives at anytime, any swelling of the lips, or difficulty breathing? This will determine if she is just experiencing side effects from the medication, or if she had a possible allergic reaction to metronidazole. If it is determined that she had an allergic reaction, she should NOT be given that medication again, due to taking it again, there is a greater chance of a more serious allergic reaction the 2nd time the person is exposed. I hope this information was helpful, and I hope that after her period, there are no signs of an infection; if there are, I hope that she finds out exactly what is causing it, and is treated with a medication that is for a specific pathogen. Good luck to her, and congratulations on the new baby! Thrush is the same thing as a yeast infection, caused by Candida albicans. It is only called thrush if the yeast infection is in the mouth. If its in the vagina, its just a yeast infection, or candidiasis. They shouldn't have used metronidazole for 7 days unless they were treating for an anaerobic bacteria, and vaginally, that is highly unlikely. To treat for the protozoa, it is dosed as a 1 time dose as stated above. Answered by Deann Duwhite 4 months ago.
lol, no, that is the medicine that cures it. Sometimes when a condition is treated the symptoms can get worse before it gets better. You may not have had any symptoms before, but you do now. The best bet is to get an anti-itch cream from wal-mart, it's right by the yeast infection medicine. That is by the condoms and pregnancy stuff too I think. It's almost like they put all the embarrassing things on the same aisle. Why were you prescribed it? Are you on antibiotics too? Some antibiotics can cause yeast infections. Some doctors will prescribe Met. with anti's in order to make you more comfortable. Answered by Hoyt Ardrey 4 months ago.
this can be protozoal, bacterial, fungal or of unknown etiology. you will have to treat it accordingly.usually we treat with a combination of broad spectrum antibiotic + a drug which has anaerobic and protozoal spectrum like metronidazole. but unfortunately in this case you can get recurrence. i don't think the doctor can be blamed. but you have to go for the correct etiology. Answered by Jolene Buckey 4 months ago.
If it was bacterial vaginosos then metronadazole is the drug of choice. If there was significant itch then maybe she had thrush too. She what happens after her period. If she still has symptoms a swab would be worthwhile Answered by Diedre Sapinski 4 months ago.
What are the side effects of using metronidazoles 500mg?
Asked by Theo Kisling 4 months ago.
mel_midn.. Flagyl (metronidazole) is an effective, long known and commonly used oral synthetic antiprotozoal and antibacterial medicine with an average elimination half-life in healthy humans of eight hours. .... The elderly may be at greater risk for side effects while using this drug. Side effects are not always dependent upon the dose. Two serious adverse reactions reported in patients treated with Flagyl (metronidazole) have been convulsive seizures and peripheral neuropathy, the latter characterized mainly by numbness or paresthesia of an extremity. Since persistent peripheral neuropathy has been reported in some patients receiving prolonged administration of Flagyl, patients should be specifically warned about these reactions and should be told to stop the drug and report immediately to their physicians if any neurologic symptoms occur. The most common adverse reactions reported have been referable to the gastrointestinal tract, particularly nausea reported by about 12% of patients, sometimes accompanied by headache, anorexia, and occasionally vomiting; diarrhea; epi-gastric distress; and abdominal cramping. Constipation has also been reported. 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 stomatitis have occurred; these may be associated with a sudden overgrowth of Candida which may occur during therapy. Hematopoietic: Reversible neutropenia (low white blood cell count)); rarely, reversible thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). Cardiovascular: Flattening of the T-wave may be seen in EKG tracings. Central Nervous System: Convulsive seizures, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, vertigo, incoordination, ataxia, confusion, irritability, depression, weakness, and insomnia. Hypersensitivity: Urticaria (itching), erythematous rash, flushing, nasal congestion, dryness of the mouth (or vagina or vulva), and fever. Renal: Pain while urinating, cystitis, polyuria, incontinence, and a sense of pelvic pressure. Instances of darkened urine have been reported by approximately one patient in 100,000. Although the pigment which is probably responsible for this phenomenon has not been positively identified, it is almost certainly a metabolite of metronidazole and seems to have no clinical significance. Other: Proliferation of Candida in the vagina, dyspareunia, decrease of libido, proctitis, and fleeting joint pains sometimes resembling serum sickness.” If patients receiving Flagyl drink alcoholic beverages, they may experience abdominal distress, nausea, vomiting, flushing, or headache. A modification of the taste of alcoholic beverages has also been reported. Rare cases of pancreatitis, which generally lessens on withdrawal of the drug, have been reported. Crohn's disease patients are known to have an increased incidence of gastrointestinal and certain extraintestinal cancers. There have been some reports in the medical literature of breast and colon cancer in Crohn's disease patients who have been treated with metronidazole at high doses for extended periods of time. A cause and effect relationship has not been established. Crohn's disease is not an approved indication for Flagyl. SORRY if this is all too much. Answered by Lilliam Crowther 4 months ago.
I would think stop taking laxative so, Bactrim(Metronidazol) and ampicillin get absorbed. Otherwise effect of Antibiotic(Ampicillin) and Sulfonamind(Metronidazol), not guaranteed Answered by Rivka Stpierre 4 months ago.
I'm using Metronidazole cream, is it as effective?
I was diagnosed with trich by Planned parenthood. They give me some pills which did not work. However, my father had Metronidazole cream since he was a cancer patient and his doctor prescribed it to him. I heard the cream wasn't as effective as the pills. I know you have to rub it in... but how many times a...
Asked by Lavern Mack 4 months ago.
I was diagnosed with trich by Planned parenthood. They give me some pills which did not work. However, my father had Metronidazole cream since he was a cancer patient and his doctor prescribed it to him. I heard the cream wasn't as effective as the pills. I know you have to rub it in... but how many times a day? All help especially from nurses would help thanks Answered by Mellissa Ulm 4 months ago.
Metronidazole Cream - used for: Treating redness and inflammation associated with the skin disorder rosacea. It also may be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Metronidazole Cream is an oral antiprotozoal and antibacterial. It is thought to work by entering the bacterial cell, acting on some components of the cell and destroying the bacteria. Do NOT use Metronidazole Cream if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Metronidazole Cream you are taking an ergot alkaloid (eg, ergotamine) or disulfiram you are taking an HIV protease inhibitor that contains alcohol (eg, ritonavir); check with your pharmacist if you are unsure if the medicine contains alcohol you drink alcohol ******How to use Metronidazole Cream:********************** Use Metronidazole Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. ****Wash and completely dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of Metronidazole Cream to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Metronidazole Cream works best if taken at the same time each day. To clear up your infection completely, continue using Metronidazole Cream for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. If you miss a dose of Metronidazole Cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once. GOODLUCK AND I HOPE THIS HELP YOU AND HAVE A DIVINE DAY. Answered by Collene Drennen 4 months ago.
Metronidazole cream is flagyl, and if your doctor did not perscribe you this, you should not use it! If the pills didnt work, go back to your doctor and tell him that, Im sure there are other treatments for trich. Using someone elses old perscriptions, especially a topical cream, unperscribed by a doctor is not only dangerous, its not very sanitary! Im a nurse, and thats my advice. And as far as the above answer, please dont assume that people online are really nurses. As a nurse, we are not qualified to tell you what drug to take and when, that is a doctors decision. Go to your doctor. Answered by Charleen Kinart 4 months ago.
If the tablets you were prescribed didn't work, then you need to go back to your doctor. Possibly you have something else, or you may have become reinfected. You need to check this out properly, rather than use medication prescribed for someone else. Answered by Milly Sprawls 4 months ago.
Apply once or twice daily X 5 days. Answered by Cecil Fuerbringer 4 months ago.
Can people take metronidazole prescribe for animals?
My dumb friend had a script for metronidazole and so did her dog at one time so she ran cross the bottle thought it was hers and has been takin them she got both of them from publix
Asked by Lourie Grisso 4 months ago.
metronidazole is used in humans but NO you should NOT take your pets medication, the dosages are usually vastly different. Besides metronidazole has a very limited spectrum of activity, only against some anaerobic (non-air breathing) bacteria, and against some protozoan infections, and if you are asking this question I would bet that you do not have the medical knowledge to make even a decent guess as to the type of organism causing your infection, even if it is an infection, the proper dose for you to take, or if it is safe or not for you to take this medication. While many medications that are used in humans are also used in animals (they were almost all developed for human use first and then vets started experimenting with them) the differences in dosages, routes of administration, side effects, potential uses, etc. are all different. And although all medications undergo animal trials before human trials this does NOT mean they are safe or useful in humans (besides they are typically tested in rodents, primates, and sometimes pigs rather then dogs and cats) On top of that their are a pretty good number of medications used for animals that were developed for animals and never tested in humans, or developed for humans but were found to be unsafe or useless in humans but are still used in animals. Don't do anything stupid.... Answered by Sarah Sance 4 months ago.
Negazole metronidazole 500 mg caused me smelly scalp?
last may i had this bacterial vaginosis again for the nth time and i read in the net that metronidazole can somewhat help me stop this...hoping. it says that i have to take the medicine, 500 mg 2 times a day for 7 days and so i did. i noticed that my scalp was smelly and i thought since our house was old, it may be...
Asked by Ettie Beland 4 months ago.
last may i had this bacterial vaginosis again for the nth time and i read in the net that metronidazole can somewhat help me stop this...hoping. it says that i have to take the medicine, 500 mg 2 times a day for 7 days and so i did. i noticed that my scalp was smelly and i thought since our house was old, it may be bcoz of the water and same time the effect of medicine. my other side effect on negazole is i felt dizzy and sometimes i felt like something bumps me hard on my head for seconds, then it's gone. after 7 days, the smell was still here until now. i changed my towels, comb and changed my pillowcase often. I am using nizoral shampoo for two days now and i duno after that i have slight fever. maybe it's bcoz of some other things, but my concern is my smelly scalp. i am not sure if i have to shampoo this everyday too. i want to try remedies one by one. does anyone had the same problem? Answered by Doreen Carranco 4 months ago.
curious me, Metronidazole, (Flagyl), is an antibiotic, amebicide, and antiprotozoal. With that mentioned, the oral metronidazole can cause some minor but unpleasant side effects, but is believed to be the most effective treatment. The gels do not typically cause side effects, although yeast vaginitis can occur as a side effect of the medication. It is known that some of the possible side effects are bacterial infections and dizziness. From your question it would appear that this is a new experience for you. By that I mean that you do not state that you have suffered from a smelly scalp previously. All human hair has bacteria and microorganisms. Smelly scalp syndrome occurs when there is an increase in microbial growth on the scalp. This is caused by excessive oils in the hair or on the scalp. The microorganisms thrive on the oil, and emanate on odour that is described as muggy, pungent and mouldy. Because flagyl is quite an ‘old’ medication, there are not many published side effects. I am unable to comment on the symptom that you mention of feeling ‘something banging you on the side of your head’ but would presume this is possibly a type of ‘headache’ and part of the side effects. You would be advised to stop taking this medication and not to take it again. The ‘build-up’ of antibodies that cause an allergic reaction may cause anaphylactic shock and if this should happen, in the worst-case scenario, death may ensue. Make an appointment with your doctor and obtain a prescription for a different antibiotic, for example the vaginal clindamycin cream (Cleocin). Tinidazole (Tindamax) is an antibiotic that appears to have fewer side effects than metronidazole and is also effective in treating bacterial vaginosis. It is unclear why so many recurrent infections of bacterial vaginosis develop. However, you would be better advised by your doctor and what I have written is only intended as an example. I wish you well. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Maegan Beaven 4 months ago.
I kept getting BV I swear on my whole family it turned out i had scabies or some sort of mite! I guess their poop inside of you does that. I also had recurring boils, an a crawling feeling but it would be nothing there. I had this crap for the longest doctors seem clueless to me, an i was given flagly a thousand time no help.I finally got these pills from rite aid called homeopathic bv capsules an i stick em right in there you would not believe how normal feeling my lady parts are now. Those bumps are them. Also since I started treating myself you should see my face I swear no bumps at all. Till u can get to the doc again try putting vaseline all over it smothers them. Very hot baths and Epsom salt + peroxide Good Luck Answered by Shalon Ralphs 4 months ago.
I've never had to use Flagyl and so have never been exposed had this potential problem. It might be a hypersensitivity reaction (epidermal necrolysis). Speak to your doctor about it and have the doctor examine your scalp. Answered by September Triarsi 4 months ago.
Would giving my dog metronidazole help her stop throwing up?
i have some 250 mg metronidazole from when on of my dogs was sick. can i give my other dog this medication to help her from throwing up?
Asked by Barry Plana 4 months ago.
NO. Metronidazole is for diarrhea, not vomiting. It also CAUSES the dog to be more likely to vomit as it can cause stomach upset. On top of that you don't mention why your dog is vomiting and if you give the metronidazole when you DON'T know what you are doing you could easily make a small problem SIGNIFICANTLY worse. Also- dosing with metronidazole is a big deal- you can make your dog VERY sick if you give too much. If you give too small of a dose or you don't give the metronidazole for a long enough time period than you can also make whatever is making the dog sick antibiotic resistant and that will be a NIGHTMARE to treat in terms of expense and time. If you think your dog is sick enough to need medication call a vet! Answered by Allen Rife 4 months ago.
No. Anything you give orally to a vomiting dog is most likely going to come back up. Metronidazole is an antibiotic mostly given for diarrhea and intestinal problems, not vomiting. Its also not a good idea to give one dog another's medication, just like you should not take another person's medication. The best thing for a vomiting dog is a trip to the vet. Usually they will have you withhold food and water for a certain amount of time, then slowly start introducing a bland diet. Answered by Reanna Teper 4 months ago.
No --- absolutely not. Metronidazole can be really taxing on the stomach - the last thing she needs if she is throwing up UNLESS prescribed by a vet. Take her to a vet if it has been happening continuously. Answered by Mariko Jozwick 4 months ago.
Actually metronidazole is an antibiotic (Flagyl) effective against anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. Anaerobic bacteria are single-celled, living organisms that thrive in environments in which there is little oxygen (anaerobic environments) and can cause disease in the abdomen (bacterial peritonitis), liver (liver abscess), and pelvis (abscess of the ovaries and the Fallopian tubes). Giardia lamblia and ameba are intestinal parasites that can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea in infected individuals Metoclopramide is prescribed to help with nausea. My suggestion is to never give ANY medication without consulting your veterinarian. Answered by Elsa Ensey 4 months ago.
Did you tell the vet she might be pregnant? If so, then the vet took this into consideration when prescribing a medication. If not, get on the phone to a vet, ANY vet, and ask them. Answered by Brandy Stirna 4 months ago.
I wouldn't risk it as with us they say don't give your medication to others even if the symptoms are the same as yours. Keep the dog on clear fluids, and go to vet as soon as you can. Answered by Brooks Broekemeier 4 months ago.
Unlikely...you should have FINISHED the meds that the vet gave you for the other dog. If your dog is vomiting repeatedly, she needs to see the vet. Metro is for some bacterial and protozoal infections. Answered by Yahaira Raitt 4 months ago.
Nope. Not without talking to your VET. Are we you vet? No we aren't. Answered by Florene Mario 4 months ago.
Call your vet Answered by Lise Hillesland 4 months ago.
Metronidazole and alcohol?
I have been prescribed a weeks course of the antibiotic metronidazole, and have been warned not to drink alcohol while taking the pills. My friend's 21st was last night so I decided to put off the treatment until today so I could drink last night. I have just read that, as well as not drinking while on these...
Asked by Ariel Livecchi 4 months ago.
I have been prescribed a weeks course of the antibiotic metronidazole, and have been warned not to drink alcohol while taking the pills. My friend's 21st was last night so I decided to put off the treatment until today so I could drink last night. I have just read that, as well as not drinking while on these pills, you should also wait 24 hours or so AFTER drinking before you take them. Will I get ill? And if anyone knows from experience, how long will it take to know if I will get sick or not? Any metronidazole experiences would be helpful thanks Answered by Andreas Rametta 4 months ago.
I've taken "metro" but never had the guts to drink while on it. The earliest I waited was 2 days after my last pill. I heard your liver can be really painful if it's not cleared out of your system. Liver can't handle both at the same time. Answered by Sharon Lanser 4 months ago.
First of all Meteronidazole is not anti biotic it is anti protozoa.it is contraindicate to take with alcohol i saw many people who drink alcohol after taking Meteronodizole fainting and shocked due to drug reaction with the alcohol. it is dangerous to your health and better to stop alcohol while taking the drug. if you need your health Answered by Vicenta Carino 4 months ago.
I actually accidently drank alcohol while takin the medication, nothin happened tho but i will not do it again and dont advise it Answered by Malvina Isachsen 4 months ago.
Brown discharge after using metronidazole?
My doctor prescribed for me to use metronidazole vaginal gel in order to treat trichomonas for 5 days at bedtime each night. during my 4th day, I started having a clumpy discharge with no scent, and after I was finished he treatment, ny discharge is now brownish. Does anyone know whats wrongg?!? Thank youu
Asked by Renetta Munsey 4 months ago.
I can relate, i had the worst diarrhea in history yesterday, basically was on the toilet for the entire day.. on a positive note atleast i dont have repaint my toilet in a while, got a nice brown tint now. Answered by Shawana Nicewonger 4 months ago.
Im on the pill (microgynon) im also taking metronidazole, will it interfere with the pill?
Asked by Karrie Locorriere 4 months ago.
Metronidazole is an antibiotic so yes that means it will interfere with your birth control. My pharmacist says that I need to wait 4-6 weeks (at least a full cycle) of extra precaution when taking birth control and to use a condom as well while I am taking antibiotics. If you are unsure and would like a specific answer I would talk to a pharmacist they know all about chemicals and drug interferences. But I would take extra precaution and use a condom as well while you are taking this antibiotic and for a full cycle after. Good luck!! :) Answered by Raul Walp 4 months ago.