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Metronidazole And Breastfeeding Side Effects
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?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
I'm breastfeeding, andtaking 500mg metronidazole twice a day in 7 days. Is it breastfeeding safe? Why people say it's not safe at all?
Metronidazole: According to Lactmed, "breastfed infants receive metronidazole in doses that are less than those used to treat infections in infants, although the active metabolite adds to the total infant exposure-Opinions vary among experts on the advisability of using metronidazole during longer-term therapy while breastfeeding-Other drugs are available for some conditions that metronidazole is used to treat" ...Read more
When can I start breastfeeding again after taking metronidazole and levaquin; I started them on the 16th of may and finished them on the 25th of may.
Can I take metronidazole 250mg x 3 times daily x 7 days while breastfeeding? I have the pylori bacteria I am concern for my 2 year old
Meds in Breast Milk: Yes, you can. Metronidazole is used to treat h. Pylori infection who has penicillin allergy. Lactation catogagory: l2, means safer. Drugs which has been used in a limited # of breastfeeding women without increase in adverse effect in the infant. E.G. In a group of 12 nursing mothers receiving 400 mg x3 daily, no adverse effects seen in infants. Ref: medications and mothers' milk, by: thomas hale. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed metronidazole for possible vaginal infection. I'm breastfeeding fulltime, will this affect my baby?
Nope!: Metronidazole can come in oral or vaginal suppository forms. The suppository form is not absorbed through your blood stream in the same way as the oral form, and is even safe enough to use during pregnancy. Additionally, the american academy of pediatrics have found no studies that have demonstrated negative effects on your baby if you use the oral form during breastfeeding. ...Read more
Red bumps, with head I was told I have rosacea but it's sooo itchy idk what to do, and I don't want to scratch my face. The metronidazole cream made it more itchy. What can I try for this itching that is safe while breastfeeding?
Skin disorder: Would suggest you see a dermatologist who can put this in the proper perspective and who can answer your questions appropriately. ...Read more
Multiple: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea are all possible. Other side effects are less common but are multiple. You can always look at the insert that came with the medication for the full listing. However, these are among the most frequently reported. ...Read more
200mg metronidazole 3x daily. So 600mg a day. Is that likely to cause side effects? Treating d.fragilis and scared it will make me vomit when taken
Depends: I would need to know the specific side effect you are descibing. Some side effects can resolve quickly and others can be more prolonged. ...Read more
Yes: You can take these 2 antibiotics at the same time. All drugs have potential toxicities and side effects. Do not drink alcohol while on Metronidazole as it can cause an antibuse reaction. It also often causes a metalic taste. All antibiotics can cause nausia, vomitting, diarrhea, oral thrush, allergic reactions etc. ...Read more
I had several sips of kombucha, which has a little alcohol, but I'm supposed to take Metronidazole 500mg tonight. Will this give me bad side effects?
How long between: When you took sips of alcohol and when you are scheduled to take Metronidazole? Given the fact that there is only a small percentage of alcohol in kombucha, and that alcohol is metabolized relatively quickly, there should not be a problem, especially if you are taking them several hours apart. ...Read more
I stopped taking metronidazole about a week ago 3days 500mg. Still have side effects that started when I took the antibiotic. How long could this last.
Hopefully,: Just a few more days. What side effects are you having?? ...Read more
"cottage cheese" is a SYMPTOM/SIGN not a side effect!
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If I've had a bad reaction to doxycycline previously is it advisable to continue with metronidazole given I'm having the same side effects?
Not advisable.: Thera are other medications can be used instead. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Is metronidazole effective at eradicating d.fragilis? Also how common are side effects and what are the most common side effects and frequency of them
See below: There was one study in the U.S. recently that called into question metronidazole’s efficacy, but other literature has historically put metronidazole’s efficacy in the range of 60-80% for parasitic intestinal infections. The most common side effects of metronidazole are stomach discomfort (4-7%), headache (18% for long-acting), and dizziness (1-4%). ...Read more
I was prescribed metronidazole with levofloxacin for h pylori. Dr switched metronidazole to clarithromycin due to side effects. Is the combination ok?
I am taking metronidazole pills for BV twice daily, are there any bad side effects when mixing with marijuana? 500mg 2 a day im on the prescription metronidazole for 14 days twice a day 500mg so 1000mg a day. I have 2 days left. I want to smoke, and am n
No contraindication: But if you are being treated for vaginal trichomoniasis, this is a sexually transmitted disease, and marijuana may increase the chance of acting impulsively in terms of having unprotected sex and either getting re-infected or infecting someone else. What you need to completely avoid is alcohol, which will cause an antabuse-like effect when taken with metronidazole. ...Read more
Are there any serious side effects of Metronidazole? Is my fourth day taking it and I feel dizzy, weak, my mouth tastes weird and my urine is reddish.
All of your symptoms could be caused by Metronidazole except tor the reddish urine.
It is a good drug but fairly high in side effects. How many days are you on it? If five, try to finish the course. If longer you may need to go back to the doctor who prescribed it ad tell him. He will do a urine test at the same time. ...Read more
A year ago I was prescribed doxycycline for a sinus infection and it gave me unpleasant side effects and left me with unpleasant after effects, I've now been prescribed metronidazole and on the second day of use I'm feeling the same side effects start. A
I'm on helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy for h-pylori. Side effects are real bad, will they last?
Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: The side effects will go away once you have finished the course of treatment. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?
Topical tx is safe: This should be safe since it is a topical treatment. Just curious where are you using this? If not on the breast near the nipples I do not see an issue ...Read more
1.Yes 2.No significa: Tramadol has been studied in detail & found to be safe for breast feeding mothers at regular therapeutic doses. The relative infant dose is < 3% of the maternal dose. No neurobehavioral side effects have been seen with it's standard use. See: hale t "medications and mothers milk", 15 ed. 2012. ...Read more