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The drug Flagyl (metronidazole) is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in body. The drug is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, skin, joints and respiratory tract. This medication will not treat a vaginal yeast infection.

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Metronidazole exerts antibacterial effects in anaerobic environment by the following mechanism: Once the drug enters the organism, the drug is reduced by intracellular electron transport proteins. Because of alteration to the metronidazole molecule, a concentration gradient is created and maintained which promotes the drug’s intracellular transport. The free radicals are formed which in turn react with cellular components resulting in death of bacteria.

How to use Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The tablets should be swallowed with water (not chewed). Specific information on how to take Metronidazole can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine or on the medicine label. If taking this form of medication, one faces a problem; it can be consulted with pharmacist.

Dosage of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

250mg three times daily for seven consecutive days should be taken. 2 gm of FLAGYL is to be given either as a single dose or in two divided doses of one gram each, given in the same day.

Uses of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

  • The drug is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria and other organisms in different parts of the body.
  • It is also used to prevent the infections that can occur during surgery.
  • The drug is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called nitroimidazoles.
  • The medication works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria and other organisms causing infections.

Drug interactions of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The drug shows various kinds of interactions:

  • The alcohol should not be taken while taking metronidazole therapy and for at least 48 hours afterwards because of the possibility of a disulfiram like reaction.
  • When metronidazole has been used with warfarin type oral anticoagulants, potentiation of anticoagulant therapy has been reported.
  • In the patients treated simultaneously with lithium and metronidazole, renal damage has been reported.
  • Patients receiving phenobarbital or phenytoin metabolize the drug at a much greater rate and the half-life is reduced to 3 hours approx.

Contraindications of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The drug is strictly contraindicated to the following cases:

  • Known hypersensitivity to nitroimidazoles, metronidazole or any of the excipients.
  • Pregnant patient should not be treated during the first trimester.

Precautions of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

Some of the precautions associated with the use of this drug are:

  • If the patient is allergic to the medication or to nitroimidazoles such as tinidazole.
  • The medical history of the patient like liver problems, nervous system disorders, blood disorders, Crohn’s disease etc. should be cleared to the doctor.
  • The alcoholic beverages should be avoided while taking this medication.

Side effects of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The side effects of the drug include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the hands.
  • White patches or sores inside mouth or on lips.
  • Pain or burning during urination.
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea.
  • Vision problems and pain behind the eyes.
  • Trouble in concentrating, slurred speech, mood changes.
  • Anaphylactic reactions.
  • Convulsions.
  • Double vision.
  • Feeling dizzy.
  • Bone marrow problems.
  • Abnormal laboratory results.
  • Abnormal tremors.

Overdose of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The overdosing should not be done.In case if overdosing symptoms appeared, visit to the nearest hospital.

Missed dose of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The missed dose should be taken as soon as get remember. But if the time of next dose has been achieved, the missed does is skipped and the next dosing schedule is followed.

Storage conditions of Flagyl-Metronidazole 200MG:

The drug should be stored at 150 to 300C and protect the drug from light during storage.

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