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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


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Can I take 4 500mg of metronidazole in 1day?

Yes: It will make u miserable. Talk to the prescriber for other options. ...Read more

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If I hve 4 metronidazole do I take them at the same time?

No: Take them as your dr rx'd them, depending on what is being treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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After how many years does it take metronidazole to expire?

Medication expired?: It depends on how long ago it was manufactured and the shipping & storage conditions. Medications deteriorate more quickly if kept in warm humid conditions especially if exposed to light. If in doubt, get a new prescription. ...Read more

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What is maximum dosage of metronidazole 500mg pills can I take a day?

3: It is usually prescribed 2-3 times a day depending on why it's being used. ...Read more

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Can I take Cirpobay 500mg and Metronidazole 500mg within the same hour?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) &Metronidazole: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Metronidazole are a common combination of antibiotics and often are prescribed at the same time for various infections. There shouldn't be any major issues here. Sometimes we use this combo if the patient is allergic to penicillin and cannot take that. Would follow your docs instructions and return for follow up to make sure you're cured. ...Read more

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Can I take my first dose of metronidazole 500mg if I had drinks last nite?

Alcohol and metronid: I believe it is ok to take your medication after drinking last night hoever do not drink while you are under treatment. ...Read more

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If I took metronidazole at 500mg 2x times a day... How long will it take to be out of my system?

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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My Dr. Told me to take metronidazole 500mg for 7 days but my partner Dr. Say he can take 4 at one time. What's the different?

Different treatment: But same results! Studies show that single dose treatment is often as effective as taking it for a week, but with better compliance (less likely to forget to take meds). There may be a little higher risk of stomach upset on the single higher dose, so that's the drawback. Hope that helps! Be sure not to drink any alcohol while taking metronidazole or you will get very nauseated!!! ...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 was prescribed 500mg metronidazole twice a day for 7 days. I only took 4. So many does it really take the whole 14 pills to clear up?

Take all of them: It is important to take all of your medication as prescribed even if you are feeling better 4 or 5 days into the course of treatment. ...Read more

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Can I condense my course of metronidazole? I'm on 400mg 2x daily for 7 days and was wondering if I can take 3x daily for 5 days instead. I

What are u treating?: Without knowing what you are treating it is impossible to provide sound advice. Duration of therapy is always a difficult issue because there are very few controlled studies that provide us with absolute answers. Metronidazole can have some uncomfortable side-effects and you must abstain from alcohol, and increasing dosages may make the GI side-effects more pronounced. Why not ask the doctor? ...Read more

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Online there is 1800 pet meds and I used to work at a vet and they said metronidazole for humans is the same as for animals can I take it safely?

If you need to, yes: Most Antibiotic or anti parasitic meds aren't made differently for humans and animals. If your doctors has prescribed metronidazole for a condition, you can get it safely from the 'animal pharmacy', as long as it has the same strength. Get well soon ...Read more

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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

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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