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Dr. Timothy Wilt
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Metronidazole (Overview)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of std called trichomonas vaginalis.


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What is metronidazole?

What is metronidazole?

An antibiotic.: Metronidazole (flagyl) is the generic name for an antimicrobial medicine that targets certain anaerobic bacteria, amoeba, and protozoa. It most commonly comes as an oral pill, and is indicated for use in a wide variety of conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, c. Diff colitis, among many others. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Wilt
963 doctors shared insights

Metronidazole (Overview)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of std called trichomonas vaginalis.


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When taking metronidazole it says take twice a day. I forgot to take my 1 tablet this morning so is it okay to take 2 at same time?

When taking metronidazole it says take twice a day. I forgot to take my 1 tablet this morning so is it okay to take 2 at same time?

Yes: As usual dosage is three times a day anyway taking 2 at once won't harm you and might help. Though you do not say why you are taking it. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metronidazole?

Please describe the medication: metronidazole?

An antibiotic: It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of std called trichomonas vaginalis. ...Read more

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I have recurrent yeast infections. my doctor usually prescribes metronidazole but that no longer works. recently he prescribed polygnax. . what cause?

Hello: Metronidazole is normally for Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis. Polygnax is like an all purpose antifungal, bactericidal antibiotic. I would touch base with your doctor to determine the exact cause of your infections and get a better explanation for why you are on this medication. ...Read more

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Can I use metronidazole for staff infection?

Staphylococcus: If you mean a "staph" infection, the answer is no. Metronidazole is quite effective against some amoebae and is lethal to bacteria that are obligate anaerobes (cannot tolerate the presence of oxygen), but have little if any action on staphylococci. ...Read more

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What is Metronidazole 500 mg used for?

Infections: It is to treat infections of a variety of types. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metronidazole with milk?

Yes: There is no known contraindication to taking Metronidazole with milk; however, you avoid taking any alcoholic beverages with metronidazole. ...Read more

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