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Long Term Effects Of Metronidazole
I was given Lincomycin & Metronidazole at birth (surgery to stop bleed) and was told its ok to breast feed afterwards? Long term side effects on bub?
Can metronidazole be taken for longer then a week?I had h.Pylori and long term cough, it was reduced wen taking above med, cough returned wen stopped it
Flagyl: Yes the drug can be taken for longer than a week as prescribed, by your dovtor. ...Read more
Should I use rephresh during metronidazole treatment on aftet i'm done? I want to try the douche and then the gel after for long term.
Metronidazole: Check out http://www.drugs.com/metronidazole.html where it states "Do not drink alcohol while you are taking metronidazole and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it." In general, it takes about 5 half-lives to get something out of your system, but this is just a starting point for estimation and varies depending upon metabolism, kidney & liver function, etc. Same reference say 8hr half-life ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The half life is used to help determine how long for peak plasma concentration and the rule of 4 half lives would be 32 hours. Elimination should be within a week but is affected by hydration, other medications, kidney/liver function, etc. so depends. Metronidazole is eliminated through the urine and stool so impossible to say for sure but 1 week is a good guideline for complete elimination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metronidazole: Disposition of Metronidazole in the body is similar for both oral and intravenous dosage forms, with an average elimination half-life in healthy humans of eight hours. That means that in 8 hours one-half the amount of drug present will be excreted or metabolized. After 24 hours only one eighth of the drug will be left. Figure it out. Would refrain from alcohol for at least 2 days. ...Read more
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