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Dr. Timothy Wilt
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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 might need Tindamax or Flagyl. I have symptoms that mimic giardia. Greasy stools, fatigue, aching abdomen, flatulence, belching... Was not camping..

I might need Tindamax or Flagyl. I have symptoms that mimic giardia. Greasy stools, fatigue, aching abdomen, flatulence, belching... Was not camping..

Stool changes.: there are many illnesses which can cause the kind of symptoms you're describing besides just Giardia. You need a good history and physical from either your physician or a gastroenterologist as the first step in trying to sort this out. You may need other tests, including analysis of stool samples. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can 30mg/day taking for 3days cause dark urine (one episode ) also on metronidazole for vaginitis and now have aches in pelvic area? Help! Worried !

Can 30mg/day taking for 3days cause dark urine (one episode ) also on metronidazole for vaginitis and now have aches in pelvic area? Help! Worried !

Should be ok: nothing i know of would cause the realtionship of dark urine and flagyl or prednisone, should clear up fats if not or urine symptoms get urine culture and drink more water to clear the urine, vaginitis is a yeast /fungul infection and treated by diflucan (fluconazole) usually , vaginosis is a bacterial infection treated by flagyl [can't drink alcohol while on it or get nausea] ...Read more

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I have itch or tingle in penis no discharge and aches in hip and back. I had symptoms in past and was prescribed metronidazole. Don't have insurance a?

I have itch or tingle in penis no discharge and aches in hip and back. I had symptoms in past and was prescribed metronidazole. Don't have insurance a?

Ache in hips & back: Along w/itch in penis. MAY be infection and prostatitis. See your doc. If antibiotic is prescribed search for pharmacies that may provide free or discounted antibiotics. Some chains do. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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HELP! Doctor said I have vaginitis. I took metronidazole and I am still feeling extremely sore. Im on Day 5 of meds. Why isn't the medicine working?

HELP! Doctor said I have vaginitis. I took metronidazole and I am still feeling extremely sore. Im on Day 5 of meds. Why isn't the medicine working?

Vaginitis: You may be on the wrong medication.Return to your doctor and have him do a culture and sensitivity on your discharge so that you can be put on the proper medication ...Read more

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This metronidazole is a dreadful antibiotic. Hurts my gut. But will that get rid of infections?

This metronidazole is a dreadful antibiotic. Hurts my gut. But will that get rid of infections?

Depends on…: What infection is being treated. If your doc prescribed it for a specific infection, it should work unless the infection is caused by a germ that is resistant. In such cases, the doc will culture the infection (if possible) to find out what abx works best. Avoid any alcohol (even mouthwash) with Metronidazole & use sunblock if going to be outdoors more than few minutes. ...Read more

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I got hives, body aches and chills from cipro (ciprofloxacin) and metronidazole. How long until they leave your system if you have taken them for a week?

I got hives, body aches and chills from cipro (ciprofloxacin) and metronidazole. How long until they leave your system if you have taken them for a week?

Few days: For most medication allergies when the drug was taken by mouth, the reaction such as hives will begin to improve after 48-72 hours. Drug with long half-lives (slow to clear from the system) which are usually taken once a day it may take a few more days. ...Read more

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I began taking Metronidazole yesterday afternoon and began feeling a sore throat shortly after and now it feels worse about 12 hours later. ?

Probably unrelated: Sore throat is not a likely symptom of allergy or other side effect from metronidazole. But if it's severe or continues, or if you develop allergic symptoms (e.g. skin rash) check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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