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Dr. Anthony Sharber
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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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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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What is the antibiotic Flagyl used to treat?

What is the antibiotic Flagyl used to treat?

Lots!: Anaerobic infections, c. Difficile diarrhea, bacterial vaginosis, giardia, trichomonas, rosacea, and other infections. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (flagyl) side effects?

Metronidazole (flagyl) side effects?

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 on Metronidazole is reported. You should not drink alcohol within 48 hours of being on this medication. ...Read more

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How long after finishing my last Flagyl pill will my symptoms go away?

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 away prior to completing the treatment course. If you are referring to medication related side effects, then, depending on the side effect, should go away within 1-2 days, but can last longer. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with flagyl?

Can you drink alcohol with flagyl?

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 as an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. This is a well known problem with flagyl. Not a pleasant experience at all. I would recommend completely avoiding all alcoholic drinks while taking flagyl. Period. ...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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Can Flagyl interfere with my birth control?

Can Flagyl interfere with my birth control?

YES: Use condoms when you are on antibiotics, cold or cough medication. Many medications reduce the birth control effect. Be careful. ...Read more