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What is Flagyl tablets used for?

What is Flagyl tablets used for?

Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more


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I have recurrent yeast infections. My doctor usually prescribes metronidazole but that no longer works. Recently he prescribed polygnax.. what cause?

Hello: Metronidazole is normally for Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis. Polygnax is like an all purpose antifungal, bactericidal antibiotic. I would touch base with your doctor to determine the exact cause of your infections and get a better explanation for why you are on this medication. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed Flagyl and am curious if I am able to drink now?

Don't combine!: Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed concomitantly with Flagyl (metronidazole) and for at least one day afterward because the interaction can cause gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, as well as flushing and headaches. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use Flagyl metrogel with your period even if you're having having blood clots?

Yes: Yes it is safe. Oral Flagyl may be more effective that vaginal metro gel since you actively bleeding. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed, for entamoeba trophozoites for many times I have been treated by Flagyl is there any more effective drug to avoid recurrence?

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 resistance first seen in mexico and bangkok. Higher doses Flagyl are sometimes used with additional medication to clear such cases. Some forms of entamoeba are not the case of diarrhea at all and only along for the ride-get seen. ...Read more

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Will Flagyl work on a sinus infection?

Will Flagyl work on a sinus infection?

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 choice for a straightforward sinus infection. ...Read more

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Diag with BV at least 10 yrs ago-flagyl works while taking but comes immed back. Latest culture-no infection but still odor/discharge as always! Help!?

Need diagnosis: Although Metronidazole (flagyl) may be helpful in some cases of bacterial vaginitis, some bacteria (aerobes) may be quite resistant. Check with your ob/gyn, first for a specific diagnosis, and then for therapeutic recommendations. Flagyl may be helpful for trichomonas vaginitis, which is not bacterial and you may be dealing with more than a single problem. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have diverticulitis and colitis. I am on oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for both. How long for the meds to kick in and the diarrheatostop?

I have been told that I have diverticulitis and colitis. I am on oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for both. How long for the meds to kick in and the diarrheatostop?

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 colitis or crohn's disease. If a gastroenterologist confirmed that diagnosis with colonoscopy and biopsy, then sometimes antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl may not work to stop the diarrhea. Other treatment options are possible. ...Read more

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Is sex safe while taking Flagyl for bv?

Is sex safe while taking Flagyl for bv?

Probably: Consider using a condom. Remember no alcohol during treatment and 24 hours after last dose. ...Read more

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Can you take Flagyl safely at 12 weeks pregnant?

Can you take Flagyl safely at 12 weeks pregnant?

FDA pregnancy: Category b: use of (flagyl) Metronidazole for trichomoniasis is contraindicated during the first trimester; the manufacturer makes no further recommendations regarding use during pregnancy. Best to consult your obstetrician regarding any risk. Best regards for a for a good pregnancy and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Yes: Fluconazole can be taken along with Keflex and flagyl. Stop the Macrobid you list as taking. This drug has many toxicities and is only a urinary antiseptic which does not achieve therapeutic tissue levels. It is only used to treat or prevent bladder infections. You certainly don't need to take it while you are on the other antibiotics. ...Read more

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Taking Flagyl and feel like all my muscles are really relaxed breathing feels too relaxed and even chewing is hard. Side effect normal?

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 like your muscles are weak however, this would be concerning enough to stop flagyl. Discuss this with your prescribing physician so he can determine whether to stop or not and if so, what alternative would work best. ...Read more

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How long does Flagyl stay in your system? Had a prescription of 4 pills 500 mg each

Half life 8 hours: Single 500 mg dose gives a peak plasma concentration of around 12 mcg/ml. ...Read more

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Have a burning sensation in my mouth for a week. Just finished takening 1000mg Flagyl a week and a half ago.

Have a burning sensation in my mouth for a week. Just finished takening 1000mg Flagyl a week and a half ago.

Possibly Thrush: A common side effect of taking antibiotics is oral fungal infection (Thrush). The natural balance of microorganisms gets disturbed by the medication and the normal fungus in the mouth overgrows and becomes an infection. See your MD or DDS to take a look and a course of antifungal medication may help. ...Read more

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What is the halflife of flagyl?

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-life can be affected by age, kidney insufficiency, and/or liver damage. The half-life of Metronidazole is much longer in children, and has been reported as 22-109 hours in newborns. ...Read more

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Can I take adipex with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl but the antibiotics are generic?

Can I take adipex with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl but the antibiotics are generic?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl are not listed among medications that interact negatively with adipex. However, Adipex does interact with many medications that are available over the counter for common cold symptoms - and can have a negative interaction when taken with commonly ingested drinks that contain caffeine and/or alcohol. Take care in using this medication. ...Read more

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Can you take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Flagyl together or will there bea bad interaction? I have BV and need to take flagyl?

Can you take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Flagyl together or will there bea bad interaction? I have BV and need to take flagyl?

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 stomach. Take care. ...Read more

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Got paragard out. Started combination bc 1wk ago. Just finished 1 wk flagyl. Will I be protected against pregnancy in 2 wks?

Got paragard out. Started combination bc 1wk ago. Just finished 1 wk flagyl. Will I be protected against pregnancy in 2 wks?

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 cycle. A backup method during the first cycle is recommended. ...Read more

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Swollen abdomen and feeling like have to urinate; but taking flagyl. Is this a sign of a UTI or PID or something else. I feel like I can't urinate much however, no burning sensations whatsoever.?

Swollen abdomen and feeling like have to urinate; but taking flagyl. Is this a sign of a UTI or PID or something else. I feel like I can't urinate much however, no burning sensations whatsoever.?

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. ...Read more

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How many days after taking flagyl, can you consume alcohol?

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. For others, the reaction is minimal. ...Read more

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Can children take Flagyl?

Can children take Flagyl?

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 swallow pills. ...Read more

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Who should not take Flagyl?

Flagyl: "Flagyl Tablets is contraindicated in patients with a prior history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives. In patients with trichomoniasis, Flagyl Tablets is contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy. Do not administer metronidazole to patients who have taken disulfiram within the last two weeks." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/flagyl. Html ...Read more

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Does Flagyl last long for sex?

Does Flagyl last long for sex?

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. Please rephrase your question and ask again. ...Read more

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What is the halflife of flagyl?

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-life can be affected by age, kidney insufficiency, and/or liver damage. The half-life of Metronidazole is much longer in children, and has been reported as 22-109 hours in newborns. ...Read more

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What is Flagyl tablets used for?

Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis. ...Read more