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I've taken 3 400mg metronidazole tablets with four hours between each dose. Is this ok, I haven't had an accidental over dose? Told to take 3 daily

I've taken 3 400mg metronidazole tablets with four hours between each dose. Is this ok, I haven't had an accidental over dose? Told to take 3 daily

Metronidazole dosing: There is a range of doses for metronidazole. Indeed, it is often given three times a day. I think your doctor adjusted your dose to 400 mg -probably based on your [thin] build. So your total dose for one day is 1, 200 mg. A common side effect is nausea, particularly if you take too much. If you have questions about your medication -you should definitely talk to the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more

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How long do 4 metronidazole 500mg tablets stay in your system?

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 more

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If a man had trick for a long time would it be cured with one dose of four 500mg metronidazole pills?

Trichomonas?: The therapy is Metronidazole 500mg 2-3 times a day for 7-10 days, making sure that your sexual partner is being treated simultaneously. ...Read more

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I took metronidazole for 4 days now for my white dischrge but afrer four days I still have it, what could be possibly wrong w/ me?

Yeast infection?: I would be more concerned that your white discharge is from a yeast infection than bacterial vaginosis, if the Flagyl has not worked. You should be seen and have a culture taken. ...Read more

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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?

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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I eithet took two tablets of metronidazole (500mg) three days ago or I took 1 tablet two days ago, I believe later at night. I was wondering if it wou?

Please write back...: Sorry but I'm not clear as to your question. Regardless, metronidazole is typically prescribed at 3-4 times daily for several days for most infections. A large dose is prescribed to be taken just once to treat trichomoniasis in those w/good immune systems. It can also be prescribed as a single large dose for victims of sexual assault as part of multi-drug regimen. Please discuss w/prescribing doc ...Read more

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How long do 4 metronidazole 500mg tablets stay in your system? In terms of days. Example, I take it today, Sunday. When is it safe to have alcohol?

How long do 4 metronidazole 500mg tablets stay in your system? In terms of days. Example, I take it today, Sunday. When is it safe to have alcohol?

A day or two: Actually, metronidazole doesn't usually react with alcohol at all. Most doctors have been taught that it does and tell patients to avoid alcohol because the combination can cause nausea an vomoting. But that advice is based on old, outdated research. It really isn't necessary. Alcohol in moderation for sure is safe 24 hours or more after taking metronidazole. ...Read more

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Metronidazole 500 mg? I just finish taking metronidazole 500 mg pills two a day for five days. My last pill I took at 1 pm. How long do I wait to consume alcohol. Seeing as new years is on saturday I want to make sure a two to three drinks max won't cause

Metronidazole 500 mg? I just finish taking metronidazole 500 mg pills two a day for five days. My last pill I took at 1 pm. How long do I wait to consume alcohol. Seeing as new years is on saturday I want to make sure a two to three drinks max won't cause

24 HOURS: I tell all my patients who are taking metranidozole (flagyl) to avoid any alcohol while on the antibiotic and for at least 24 hours after the last dose. This medicine, when mixed with alcohol, causes severe vomiting, so don't take any chances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Flagyl ER (metronidazole) tablets used for what?

Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis. ...Read more

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What does Missed tablets of metronidazole can have an effect?

Missing Antibiotics: Antibiotics are maximally effective if taken at recommended intervals for the recommended amount of time. Variations in the schedule reduce the effectiveness, Small variation = small reduction. Larger variations may render the treatment near useless. ...Read more

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I've only taken 3 metronidazole, last pill was at 5:30 yesturday, when is it ok to drink?

I've only taken 3 metronidazole, last pill was at 5:30 yesturday, when is it ok to drink?

Metronidazole/ETOH: If you are taking Metronidazole for some infection, you should completely avoid alcohol use during the treatment course. Once committed to antibiotics, you need to finish the advised course. Once you are done with the treatment, you should be able to have alcohol in 1 or 2 days since half life of this medication is 8 hours. ...Read more

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Was on metronidazole 500 mg pills for bv. I missed the last pill. Will bv still go away?

Was on metronidazole 500 mg pills for bv. I missed the last pill. Will bv still go away?

Last pill?: If you recently missed the last pill, just take it now, if it has been some time already (like days) then you should know if your symptoms are resolved already. If you feel like the symptoms are persisting despite full treatment then followup with MD ...Read more

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How many times per year can be taken metronidazole tablets for Flag H. PYLORI?

How many times per year can be taken metronidazole tablets for Flag H. PYLORI?

I would say 4-5x/yr: As needed. Wht hasn't your H. pylori resolved before this? What does your gastroenterologist say?? ...Read more

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Which is better for bv-Metronidazole by gel or pill? Which has a better cure rate?

Which is better for bv-Metronidazole by gel or pill? Which has a better cure rate?

Depends...: Data on cure rates vary (42-84%). The "pro" of the gel is that it's topical. The "con" of the gel is that it's topical. So, it's case-by-case. Is a patient more comfortable swallowing a one-time, single-dose pill, or does she prefer (& will be reliable & successful) w/ repeated vaginal applications? I personally prefer blasting systemically w/ oral med: http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/1998/0315/p1285.html ...Read more

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I'm taking metronidazole and I'm itching all over my body is this normal while on this pill?

I'm taking metronidazole and I'm itching all over my body is this normal while on this pill?

Not normal: You are probably allergic to this and should stop taking it immediately and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Finished pill prescrip of metronidazole for trich 2 weeks ago, discharge still smells - have remained abstinent for month - what's going on??

Finished pill prescrip of metronidazole for trich 2 weeks ago, discharge still smells - have remained abstinent for month - what's going on??

Bacterial vaginosis?: Two good bets: Single dose metronidazole is only 90% effective against trichomonas, i.e. a 10% chance you still have it. Second, trich often is accompanied by bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Both trich and BV cause discharge with strong (often fishy) odor. BV is treated with metronidazole 2x daily for a week and would cover both infections. Check with doctor. ...Read more

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I have been taking metronidazole 500mg twice a day for 7 days. I took my last pill 2 hrs ago. Can I have sex with my husband now? If not how long do I

Vaginitis: Metronidazole is used to treat both bacterial vaginitis and trichomoniasis. You should be able to have sex immediately after completing the therapy. One word of caution. The latter is a sexually transmitted disease, and your husband may be an asymptomatic carrier and if he was not treated (assuming that is why you were taking this), you may become reinfected in short order. ...Read more

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