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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Flagyl

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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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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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Diagnosed with c. diff was taking flagyl but began side effects - tingling in hands and feet, unusual mood swings, fatigue, weakness stopped taking how long before side effects go away?

Diagnosed with c. diff was taking flagyl but began  side effects - tingling in hands and feet, unusual mood swings, fatigue, weakness stopped taking how long before side effects go away?

Consult DR!!!!!: C. diff is not trivial. WHY???? Presume due to antibiotic. The details not given are everything here. Alcohol???? Other meds or herbs? You obviously have other issues not disclosed in your question. This is too serious for internet consult. Go sit with your DR. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl last long for sex?

Does Flagyl last long for sex?

Metronidazole: This drug can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas infections, but have no idea what you are asking about duration of activity for sex. Please rephrase your question and ask again. ...Read more

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How long does Flagyl stay in your system?

How long does Flagyl stay in your system?

40 hours: The half life (time for elimination of half the drug) of Metronidazole or Flagyl is 8 hours. Total elimination occurs after 5 half lives from the last dose. Therefore for Metronidazole all drug would be eliminated 40 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take Flagyl to cure trichomonas?

How long does it take Flagyl to cure trichomonas?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis can be cured with a single dose of either Metronidazole or tinidazole orally. Pregnant women can take this. Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours after taking these drugs since they can produce uncomfortable side effects. ...Read more

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How long after 2grams of Flagyl for trich will i feel better?

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Here are some...: Flagyl's ability to kill trichomonas is very good and its effect to improve Trich-infected symptoms is proportional to the degree of subsiding related inflammation. If working, you would start to feel better in 2-3 days. But how soon would the symptoms be faded away completely? No one can predict. If not resolved as expected, need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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How long after taking Flagyl can I donate plasma? It has been over 48 hours since my last dose of 500mg t two per day.

How long after taking Flagyl can I donate plasma? It has been over 48 hours since my last dose of 500mg t two per day.

You're good: Flagyl has an elimination half-life of 8 hours. That is, the concentration of the drug in your blood is 1/2 the maximum concentration 8 hours after the pill is taken. A drug is considered to be completely out of your body after 5 half-lifes, which would mean Flagyl should be completed out of your blood 40 hours after your last dose. ...Read more