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Overdosed on flagyl: took 5 doses of 1000mg, rather than 500mg.Marked se: confusion, dry mouth, slurred speech, n/v, mild dyspnea, vertigo, ha.Advice?
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
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