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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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How long will my side effects of Flagyl last?

Side effects Flagyl: It depends on which side effects you are asking about. It can cause metallic taste, antabuse (disulfiram) type nausea and vomiting with alcohol use, gastrointestinal complaints, but the most lasting and serious are the potentially permanent peripheral neuropathy with high dose prolonged use. MRI brain changes in that case are reversible. ...Read more

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I stopped takeing 500 mlgrms flagyl(generic) yesterday should I still be feeling side effects?

Yes: Drug side effects can last few days to even two weeks before they resolve. Rash from drugs can leave color change which amy persist for one or more months. ...Read more

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How long after taking Flagyl for 4 days through IV and then 10 days orally will side effects go away?

About 24 hrs.: About a day after your last dose the "side effects" should dissipate. You should not drink any alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hrs after your last dose. If you're having loose stools after your regimin, you could add yogurt, any brand or flavor. If you have serious, watery diarrhea you should call your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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If side effects from flagyl do occur would it happen after the first dose or after a few doses? I'm really scared about side effects happening.

Flagyl side effect: The usual side effect is some nausea/stomach upset, which could happen after the first dose, or later, impossible to predict. Rarely does it cause a true allergic reaction like a rash. Two options for you: if for genital infection, you can get a topical form that is inserted directly into the vagina (voila no side effects). Or ask the doc for nausea medicine if you HAVE to take the pills. ...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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Im taking Ciprobay 500mg and Flagyl 500mg every 12 hrs. I get cramps and acid the whole day. What can I do to leasen the side effects?

Side effects: Try taking these with food in your stomach. If it persists you might use an antacid or OTC prilosec. If it still keeps up call and discuss with the doctor who prescribed these antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yuck on flagyl! medication side effects (vomiting)?

Yuck on flagyl! medication side effects (vomiting)?

Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more