How to use Flagyl (metronidazole)

flagylFlagyl tablets should be used exactly in the dose prescribed by a doctor. The time adjusted for the treatment should be kept.

The common tablet form of Flagyl may be used with or without food.
The extended-release tablets (Flagyl ER) should be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. This form of the tablet implies taking it as a whole without crushing or chewing to prevent the early absorption of too much drug.

Flagyl medicine may improve the symptoms just before the infection is 100% eliminated. A patient should take the complete course of this medicine to prevent reinfection or development of superinfection.
Certain blood tests may be needed when a patient takes Flagyl. Visit your doctor regularly.

Generic Metronidazole for oral use

The well-known brand medication Flagyl, used for the treatment of a variety of infectious diseases, is also available in generic preparation containing the main component Metronidazole.met

Metronidazole is a class of antibiotics called nitroimidazoles. The therapeutic properties of this medicine include: treatment of different bacterial disorders and protozoa (amebas, flagellates, ciliates, sporozoans, and many other forms).

Generic Metronidazole effectually stops the development of bacteria and the microscopic parasites in the human body. This medicine is not effective against viruses and common cold.

Sometimes generic Metronidazole is prescribed for people who have stomach ulcers as a combinatorial treatment.

The use of generic Metronidazole is the same as with Flagyl medication. It may be consumed with food and/or water. Patients who experience problems with taking this medicine or have stomach issues related to Metronidazole treatment, should consume it with milk to prevent any stomach problems.

protoThe dosage of generic Metronidazole is dependent and determined by the type of the infectious disease for which this medicine is prescribed. The response of a patient to the therapy is also taken into consideration when the dosage of generic Metronidazole is prescribed or changed.

Main factor, on which the dosage depends, is the severity of the condition being treated. Keeping the stable level of Metronidazole in the blood makes the treatment more effective and allows speeding up the elimination of the bacteria (or protozoa) from the body.

A patient should remember that skipping or missing the dose of this medicine (not taking the medicine in the necessary interval) can result in relapse of the infection. The discontinuation of the treatment should occur only in special cases such as severe allergy, worsening of the condition, other side effects produced by the medicine during the treatment.fam

Antibiotics like Metronidazole can facilitate the symptoms of a disorder very quickly after the treatment begins. But it does not mean that a patient should stop the treatment when the symptoms disappear. The treatment with antibiotics requires the full time prescribed by your doctor or indicated in the instruction label available with the drug. The early finishing of the treatment can result in recurrence of the condition or development of the superinfection.

Generic Metronidazole preparations:

creamThis medicine is available in the forms of tablets, capsules, lotion, gel and injections. The following dosages are available with generic Metronidazole:
• Tablets: 250 and 500 mg.
• Tablets, extended release: 750 mg.
• Capsules: 375 mg.
• Injection: 5 mg/ml

Generic Metronidazole is also available in the form of cream, lotion and gel in the following strengths:
• Cream: 0.75% and 1%.
• Lotion: 0.75%.
• Gel: 0.75% and 1%.

The medicine can be kept in the room temperature, far from sun light and moisture.

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