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Can I take Metronidazole for a UTI?

Can I take Metronidazole for a UTI?

Metronidazole: You can take it, but it will probably be a worthless exercise. This antibiotic is primarily effective against obligate anaerobic bacteria, which seldom if ever cause lower urinary tract infections. It is effective against some conditions like trichomoniasis, Cl. Difficile colitis, amoebiasis, etc., but would not recommend it for UTI. If you are treating yourself recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Okay so I was taking metronidazole for a uti a couple of weeks ago, and I had unprotected sex (also drank alcohol) which was right after my ovulatin?

Okay so I was taking metronidazole for a uti a couple of weeks ago, and I had unprotected sex (also drank alcohol) which was right after my ovulatin?

What's the?: If you meant whether metronidazole made your BCP less effective, the answer is likely not. You should not be drinking alcohol when taking metronidazole however since severe side effects may occur. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?

Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?

UTI: Either is safe during the second trimester of pregnancy but only Nitrofurantoin is needed for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacterial vaginosis is the most common condition for which Metronidazole is prescribed. ...Read more

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What amount metronidazole should I take to cure uti?

Flagyl: Or Metronidazole is not a first line agent for simple uncomplicated urinary tract infections. It is better know for a treatment of certain vaginitis and or abdominal infections ...Read more

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Does metronidazole work better than doxycycline at curing UTI?

UTI Treatment: In my experience I usually take a sample of urine and do an analysis of the urine. If I suspect an infection, or in the patient has symptoms of an infection, I send the urine to the lab for a culture which will tell me if bacteria grow and what type of bacteria. Also, this will tell me what antibiotic is the best to treat the infection.Metronidazole is not usually used for UTI. ...Read more

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I had UTI (for the 5th time) went to the clinic and I was prescribed antibiotics (doxytet, bio-metronidazole and ciploxx) but it still burns not just w?

I had UTI (for the 5th time) went to the clinic and I was prescribed antibiotics (doxytet, bio-metronidazole and ciploxx) but it still burns not just w?

May have wrong meds: Check with your clinic about your urine culture result. You may need a different antibiotic if your infection is due to a bacterium not susceptible to the drugs you are on now. ...Read more

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Can I take Metronidazole and acidophilis at the same time for a yeast infection/UTI?

Can I take Metronidazole and acidophilis at the same time for a yeast infection/UTI?

Yeast infection: If you have yeast infection, metronidazole and acidophilis will not be the right treatment for you. You may want to see your doctor to give you the right prescription for yeast. ...Read more

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Post menopausal Had UTI antibotics cleared & vaginal infect with metronidazole. Mild lower back & pelvic pain. What could be the cause? Should I worry

Worry: Don't worry but be concerned.

Please start by seeing your regular doctor again and if you are not entirely satisfied have the doctor refer you to someone else - most likely a gynecologist and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin 100mg 2xday with metronidazole 500mg every 6 hours. Taking 1 for UTI and the other for bacterial vaginosis?

Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin 100mg 2xday with metronidazole 500mg every 6 hours. Taking 1 for UTI and the other for bacterial vaginosis?

Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

Antibiotics: Still all are effective when appropriately prescribed for specific/"sensitive" infections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Metronidazole 500mg twice a day for 7 days? For "bacterial vaginosis" at 35 weeks and 4 days pregnant, after a week taking macrobid 100mg for a "suspected UTI"?

Safe in pregnancy: Metronidazole is safe in late pregnancy for both mother and baby. And your doctor wouldn't have prescribed it if s/he didn't think it was safe. But check back with the doc's office if you remain uncertain. ...Read more

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Igot UTI I treated it twice wit uniflocaxin and metronidazol drip and gentamycin. But I still feel pains while I pee I can't control my pee for 2second?

Igot UTI I treated it twice wit uniflocaxin and metronidazol drip and gentamycin. But I still feel pains while I pee I can't control my pee for 2second?

Discuss w/ your doc: This is unusual treatment for UTI, and makes me wonder whether you had some other kind of infection in your abdomen, or perhaps in your upper genital tract. Either way, such treatment is used only for complex infections and there is no way this can be answered by a distant expert on this or any other forum. You'll need to keep working with your doctor (s). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin and Flagyl clear uti?

Can amoxicillin and Flagyl clear uti?

UTI: Amoxicillin is frequently used to treat uti. Not Metronidazole (flagy). The latter may be used to treat bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take bactrum and Flagyl together I have an UTI and trich. And the Dr prescribed me both 2 times a day for 7 days.

Listen to your doc.: Your doctor has diagnosed you after special exam and with urine analysis and Culture and sensitivity. When you have 2different types of infection you may need 2 different drugs. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is antibacterial and Flagyl specifically targets parasites like Trichomonas. ...Read more

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Bladder, UTI-like pain 2 months. Neg for UTI, but pos for vaginal infec. Will Flagyl cure this, and is it common to feel UTI-like when it's vaginal?

Bladder, UTI-like pain 2 months. Neg for UTI, but pos for vaginal infec. Will Flagyl cure this, and is it common to feel UTI-like when it's vaginal?

Here are some...: Since you have multiple concerns on either UTI or vaginitis, it is unlikely to address all in a 400-letter space. To help sort all the related things out correctly for right care, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html, http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html & http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well ith doctor ...Read more

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Finished Ciprobay treatment for UTI. I'm still taking Flagyl. Each time I take Flagyl, my next pee is painful. Is it the med or UTI is still there?

Finished Ciprobay treatment for UTI. I'm still taking Flagyl. Each time I take Flagyl, my next pee is painful. Is it the med or UTI is still there?

More likely UTI: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)bay is an excellent antibiotic for UTIs, but unfortunately we are seeing an increasing # of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) resistant UTIs. Painful urination is not a known side effect of Flagyl. Thus my advice is to get your urine cultured & have your Dr. Prescribe another antibiotic. Hopefully she/he sent urine specimen for culture & sensitivities so she/he would know of a satisfactory alternative antibiotic 4 you ...Read more

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I was treated for trich & a UTI about a week ago. 2000 Flagyl and a little bag of amoxicillin. I now have lime green clumpy discharge. What is it?

I was treated for trich & a UTI about a week ago. 2000 Flagyl and a little bag of amoxicillin. I now have lime green clumpy discharge. What is it?

Vaginal discharge: Sounds like lime green clumpy discharge of unknown etiology. All kidding aside, this can only be accurately diagnosed after being seen and possibly cultured. There are several bacteria, including pseudomonas (which is resistant to what you have taken) that can produce secondary overgrowth infections. In order to clear it up it may have to be cultured and examined under a microscope. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating UTI, have BV treated w/flagyl didn' t work given cream hesitant to use both due to taking away good bacteria if I wait will it turn into PID?

Treating UTI, have BV treated w/flagyl didn' t work given cream hesitant to use both due to taking away good bacteria if I wait will it turn into PID?

Here are some. ..: You may use both once at least and watch for 5-7 days. If not getting better as expected or worsening, see gyn-doc right away to ensure no UTI or STD-related infection by testing. Meanwhile, stop any chemical or physical stimulation to urogenital area including sex, masturbation, and their related agents or dildo if any. Let me know how you may feel in 3-5 days. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Doc said I had herpes. Never had bumps tho. But clitoris was swollen & uti. Took Flagyl and it cleared up except now it's just red & a bit itchy.

Herpes: A viral culture at the time the rash breaks out (especially if there are blisters) will confirm the diagnosis. Flagyl won't treat herpes but perhaps the herpes healed by itself during the time you were on the flagyl. After a few weeks (about 8 for your immune system to develop a response) you could get a blood test to see if you have antibodies against herpes. If you don't then you didn't have it. ...Read more

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Had UTI took antibiotics and urimax as soon as I stopped the medicines again burning Urine retention started taking Flagyl urimax nothin working?

Had UTI took antibiotics and urimax as soon as I stopped the medicines again burning Urine retention started taking Flagyl urimax nothin working?

? UTI untreated: Need to get urine culture with sensitivities as original UTI may have been resistant to original antibiotic. However worth checking whether or not culture was taken when UTI was first diagnosed. You then need to take an antibiotic to which bacteria, causing your UTI, are sensitive. Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more