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can i use metronidazole while on my period

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Metronidazole: You should be fine to use metroniadozole while on your menses. It comes as both a cream and a tablet.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
It does in some: women but I would not count on that. It is used to treat infections especially vaginal infections so I am not sure what it will do to your periods. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Having one's period does not create a problem with oral Flagyl antibiotic. Likewise, taking oral Flagyl antibiotic doesn't create a problem with one's ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Metronidazole.: Metronidazole can darken urine but I am uncertain about effects on color of menstrual blood. The color of menstrual blood is usually of no- significan ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If you are using Flagyl at the same time with the oral contraceptive pill, you could be pregnant due to preferential aborption of the Flagyl over the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Anecdotal evidence: Dark urine is a well know side effect of metronidazole. Although there are some anecdotal (internet) reports of dark periods, there does not seem to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, if taking pills: If you are on the pill form of Metronidazole then you can use tampons.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Are you a guy?: Flagyl is a brand name for metronidazole, so you are (or she is) taking a single antibiotic. Theoretically, metronidazole & other antibiotics can ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More info: I really need to know what other meds you're taking and whether you have been examined for a variety of problems, including STDs. The short answer is ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Metronidazole: Yes, it can be used during menstruation if indicated.

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