Flagyl dosage information

Flagyl is available in the dosage of 250-mg tablets.
Trichomoniasis treatment in adult patients:
The treatment of trichomoniasis is started with 2 grams of Flagyl on the first day. The dose can be given as a single dose or in two divided doses.
Alternatively the dose of 250 mg is given 3 times a day during the seven days.
flagylAccording to the clinical studies the one-week treatment brings better results than one –day special large dose. A one-week course of treatment ensures that reinfection will not occur.
Pregnant women should not use Flagyl during the first trimester. The other alternative treatments should be applied.
In some cases the repeat courses of the Flagyl treatment are necessary. The general recommendation for such cases is to keep an interval of 4-6 weeks between courses.
Amebiasis:
For acute intestinal amebiasis management in adult patients, the dose of 750 mg of Flagyl is used. The dose is taken three times a day for 5 to 10 days.
For the treatment of amebic liver abscess the doses of 500 mg or 750 mg  are used orally three times daily for 5 to 10 days.
In children the dose for amebiasis is 35 to 50 mg/kg/24 hours, divided into three doses, orally for 10 days.
Anaerobic bacterial infections:
Flagyl is used to treat serious anaerobic infections. The usual adult oral dosage is 7.5 mg/kg every six hours. A maximum dose per day is 4g. The therapy with the medication lasts during 7-10 days depending on the severity of the condition. In bone infection treatment the medication may be used for a longer period which is determined by a doctor.
Geriatric patients and patients with decreased liver function due to serious liver disease should be carefully monitored during the treatment. The doses for such patients are specially adjusted by a medical professional.

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