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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flagyl: Flagyl is an antibiotic.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Flagyl is typically prescribed for parasitic infections. It comes in pill form and has to be crushed or compounded into liquid if a child can not swa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flagyl: "Flagyl Tablets is contraindicated in patients with a prior history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives.In patien ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Metronidazole: This drug can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas infections, but have no idea what you are asking about duration of activity for sex ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several: Gi distress is most common with nausea and metallic taste in mouth. Allergic reactions occur, and a disulfuram effect when alcohol is ingested while ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Metronidazole: Metronidazole
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not a good idea: Drinking while taking Flagyl can cause an "antabuse (disulfuram)-like reaction, " which can make you very sick. It won't kill you, but you won't be h ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience in General Surgery
Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lots!: Anaerobic infections, c. Difficile diarrhea, bacterial vaginosis, giardia, trichomonas, rosacea, and other infections.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Flagyl: Wait 5 days. Go easy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience in Urology
Doxycycline : Doxycycline preferred.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably: Bacterial vaginosis is not a single organism but is often multiple organisms. Metronidazole is generally first choice therapy for bv.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medications: It really depends on your symptoms. If the symptoms you are referring to were the reason for the prescription, then those symptoms should usually go a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Check with your doctor to see what it is sensitive to, and do not have unprotected sex in the future.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
No: If you drink any alcohol at all with Flagyl being taken simultaneously, then you will definitely get very sick and start vomiting! or what we refer to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yeast infection: Metronidazole should never be used against yeast infection, although it may be effective against bacterial vaginosis. Polygynax is a product sold in t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
2 days: About 48 hours, which is why you're told not to drink alcohol for that period of time.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Vaginosis is an encompassing term that refers to an imbalance of bacteria within the vagina. As of now Ciprofloxacin or zithromax is not the drug of c ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy answered
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
YES: Use condoms when you are on antibiotics, cold or cough medication. Many medications reduce the birth control effect. Be careful.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No, antifungal: Medications kill yeast. Using a medication like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can actually sometimes lead to a yeast infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Don't combine!: Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed concomitantly with Flagyl (metronidazole) and for at least one day afterward because the interaction can ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Diflucan (fluconazole): No diflucan (fluconazole) is an anti-fungal medication
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Strong antibiotic: Not at all sure what a "strong antibiotic" means. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of a class of antibiotics called the fluoroquinolones. They are act ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes it is safe. Oral Flagyl may be more effective that vaginal metro gel since you actively bleeding.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Not recommended.
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Take both of them: There are several infections that might require treatment with both drugs, and taking only one of them could be dangerous. Your doctor wouldn't have p ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Recur or persist?: Food and water precautions are best to keep new cases away not drugs. If you are talking about a persistent case, there has been some rare emerging re ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possibly: Any alteration of vaginal or perineal flora (normal population of organisms) can predispose to secondary yeast infection but single dose of biaxin (cl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection: Metronidazole is not effective against s.Pneumoniae, h.Influenzae or m.Catarrhalis, the three most likely causative agents in sinusitis. Not a great ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Flagyl is an antibiotic that treats anaerobic bacteria and some parasites. Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal agent. Technically that still mak ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need diagnosis: Although Metronidazole (flagyl) may be helpful in some cases of bacterial vaginitis, some bacteria (aerobes) may be quite resistant. Check with your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Maybe: Taking antibiotics can predispose you to yeast infections because they kill off your good bacteria as well as the bad which allow yeast a chance to gr ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience in Gastroenterology
Confirm the dx: You first have to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Diverticular associated colitis is a real entity, but it is less common than ulcerative co ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (su ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably: Consider using a condom. Remember no alcohol during treatment and 24 hours after last dose.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
FDA pregnancy: Category b: use of (flagyl) Metronidazole for trichomoniasis is contraindicated during the first trimester; the manufacturer makes no further recommen ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience in General Surgery
Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacterial Vaginosis: Metranidazole is one of the treatments for bv. It decreases the bacterial population of gardnerella vaginalis. Can also use preparations like acid jel ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Vaginal yeast infections are common with antibiotics treatments. Fluconazole is often given during or after treatment with no problems.
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Yes: This combination is used often especially in recurrent episodes or treatment resistant to a single or 2 drugs. Don;t stop anything unless you talk it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Many Infections: Doxycycline and Flagyl (metronidazole) are antibiotics which can be used in the treatment of many different infections, most often caused by bacteria ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sahil Patel
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not Typical: This does not sound like typical side-effects of flagyl. Normally we are concerned about metallic taste in mouth and nerve involvement. If you feel li ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Alcohol: Alcohol is the main concern. Food is okay - in fact helps prevent upset stomach.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Half life 8 hours: Single 500 mg dose gives a peak plasma concentration of around 12 mcg/ml.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
41 years experience in Neurology
B12: Possibility that you may have metalic taste in your mouth. Other possible thing is vit. B12 , b1 deficiecy. Or mouth sore frome flagyl.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Halflife = 6-8 hours: The average elimination half-life of Metronidazole is reported as 6-7 hours in some studies, but is more commonly reported as 7-8 hours. The half-lif ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl are not listed among medications that interact negatively with adipex. However, Adipex does interact with many medic ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med interactions: I just checked this on a drug interaction checker & it showed no problems. However i would think it might slightly increase the chances for an upset ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not fully protected: Full protection from getting pregnant after starting to take birth control pills is typically not achieved during the first but during the second cycl ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience in Family Medicine
More history needed: These are symptoms which need to be addresses soon by your physician. Diagnosis can range from as simple as constipation to as severe as ovarian ca.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
At least 3 days: If you drink alcohol while you are on flagyl, you can get very sick. Some are very sensitive to this and will get sick with even a very small amount. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably OK: Unless you drank a lot, you're probably okay.
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