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Flagyl ER (metronidazole) tablets used for what?

Flagyl ER (metronidazole) tablets used for what?

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

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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Is it ok to crush the medicine Flagyl er (metronidazole)?

Yes and no.: It will no longer be extended relief. The dose will need be split into two. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Flagyl and Flagyl ER (metronidazole) (extended edition)?

Flagyl: Metronidazole extended release tablets release the medication in a more controlled way over time. ...Read more

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Does everyone feel sick on Flagyl er (metronidazole)?

Does everyone feel sick on Flagyl er (metronidazole)?

Common.: Quiziness is common side-effect for most antibiotics. Carafate (sucralfate) suspension taken in advance will help. But you should be on them for a short period. Most people are not quizy on the med you mention, but that and dirarrhea are the most common side-effects. ...Read more

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I woke up last night with diarrhea, nausea, flank pain, fever, I have not been feeling well, is this a kidney infection? I am on flagyl, ER or not?

Acute infection: If you cannot find a doctor who will see you then it would be prudent to go to the er. You don't say why you are taking Metronidazole (flagyl), but that is not likely to be effective if you actually have an upper uti. Hope you are better quickly. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl/metronidazole 500mg medication have HCG in it? Can this drug cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: There is no HCG in metronidazole and it does not cause a false positive pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is positive, you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What to do if I am allergic to secnidazole and flagyl, does that mean I'm allergic to all the metronidazole drugs?

Most Likely: You may be allergic to multiple types of Azoles, not just antibiotics. You should see an allergist for further evaluation. ...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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Can taking Flagyl or metronidazole cause delays in my period?

Can taking Flagyl or metronidazole cause delays in my period?

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 contraceptive leaving you "unprotected" for pregnancy. Obtain a pregnancy test or see a md if no period within 3 additional days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and where is the anti-biotic Flagyl (metronidazole) absorbed?

In the GI tract: Flagyl is absorbed predominantly in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract when taken orally (by mouth). It is 'processed' primarily in the liver. ...Read more

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Baby vomitted after 5 mins taking metronidazole 3.5 ml, flagyl 25mg/ml so I repeated but only gave her 2.5 ml. She vomits after 20 mins. Baby is 6.6kg?

Baby vomitted after 5 mins taking metronidazole 3.5 ml, flagyl 25mg/ml so I repeated but only gave her 2.5 ml. She vomits after 20 mins. Baby is 6.6kg?

Vomiting meds: You did the right thing repeating the dose. After 20 minutes, there is likely some absorption. Give your child a break and wait until the next dose. ...Read more

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What are the possible 'negative' interactions between multivitamins and metronidazole flagyl?

What are the possible 'negative' interactions between multivitamins and metronidazole flagyl?

Hummm: Interesting question. I am not aware of any significant interactions between multivitamins & metroniazole. I wonder why you ask. ...Read more

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How do you get trichomonis vaginalis? They prescribed me with metronidazole/flagyl. Will this work to take this disease away...I want to prevent it

Sex: Trichamonas is a fairly common sexually transmitted infection. Using latex condoms will reduce risk of transmission. But the only way to "prevent" it completely is not to have sex. Flagyl is the correct medication. About 20% of people will catch it again within 3 months of treatment so be sure your sex partners are treated too. ...Read more

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Can I take (flagyl metronidazole 500mg /oral use), while I'm on my period?

Can I take (flagyl metronidazole 500mg /oral use), while I'm on my period?

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 menstrual period. ...Read more

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Could I take metronidazole (flagyl) for chest throat infection?

Could I take metronidazole (flagyl) for chest throat infection?

No: No Mernidazole is not the appropriate antibiotic for throat/chest infection ...Read more

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I had metronidazole Flagyl 2grams last 2days ago. But I still have this vaginal discharge. When will I see the effect?

Trichomonas: 2 gms of Flagyl is typically given for trichomonas as single dose and it should work promptly. If after 48 hours there is no effect, I doubt the diagnosis of trichomonas without something else like bacterial vaginosis, and if it still is trichomonas an extended course of Flagyl, e.g., 7 days, may yield results. ...Read more

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Does metronidazole (flagyl) decrease the effectiveness of mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Does metronidazole (flagyl) decrease the effectiveness of mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

No: Flagyl is used most commonly for vaginal bacterial vaginosis (bv) in both oral pill form and vaginal cream. Neither interfere with the effectiveness of Mirena (levonorgestrel) for birth control. No worries. ...Read more

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Took one flagyl oral pill and taking metronidazole currently. Can this delay my period?

Took one flagyl oral pill and taking metronidazole currently. Can this delay my period?

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 reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptive, altho the chance from this specific antibiotic is very small. If your (or her) period is late, I recommend a pregnancy test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've seen a Gyno & been given flagyl twice w/ no resolve, now given metronidazole vag gel 2 X a wk for 6 wks. But the directions on the pkg says 1X day for 5 days. Do what my doctor says or what the box say I want this stuff gone. 3rd infect in 3 mos?

I've seen a Gyno & been given flagyl twice w/ no resolve, now given metronidazole vag gel 2 X a wk for 6 wks. But the directions on the pkg says 1X day for 5 days. Do what my doctor says or what the box say I want this stuff gone. 3rd infect in 3 mos?

Follow docs advise: Using the medication as suggested by your doctor, should decrease chances of re-occurrence of the infection. Once the infection clears, if pain is not gone reevaluation by your doctor is important. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Flagyl Er (Definition)

Flagyl ER is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more