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What is the antibiotic Flagyl used to treat?

What is the antibiotic Flagyl used to treat?

Lots!: Anaerobic infections, c. Difficile diarrhea, bacterial vaginosis, giardia, trichomonas, rosacea, and other infections. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is an injection of antibiotics and 7 days of Flagyl two times a day sufficient to treat PID caused by BV?

Is an injection of antibiotics and 7 days of Flagyl two times a day sufficient to treat PID caused by BV?

PID: Most commonly used out patient treatment for PID includes one Inj. (for Ceftriaxone) and Doxycycline for 14 days. Metronidazole is added if there is suspicion of bacterial vaginosis or Trichomonas infection. ...Read more

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I treated myself with clindamycin. But after unprotected sex with my husband i got BV again. Any other antibiotic for men except flagyl?

I treated myself with clindamycin. But after unprotected sex with my husband i got BV again. Any other antibiotic for men except flagyl?

More Data Needed: Yes, of course. But you just don't throw meds at a symptom when the symptom can represent several different infections and different infections are treated with different antibiotics. It is vital to get tested and to have both partners fully treated for the infection one has. ...Read more

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Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?

Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?

Hidradenitis?: The combination of "bacterial infections in the armpit" plus these particular antibiotics suggest your doctor is treating you for hidradenitis suppurativa. HA itself is not an infection, but it has very similar symptoms, and infection can complicate HA. If so, these antibiotics are typical and should help. Discuss with the doctor treating you, or maybe consult an infectius diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Yes: Fluconazole can be taken along with Keflex and flagyl. Stop the Macrobid you list as taking. This drug has many toxicities and is only a urinary antiseptic which does not achieve therapeutic tissue levels. It is only used to treat or prevent bladder infections. You certainly don't need to take it while you are on the other antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic (flagyl) necessary?

Is the antibiotic (flagyl) necessary?

Depends: It may or it may not be necessary, depends on what you use it for. (It usually used to treat certain types of infection). ...Read more

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How long does antibiotic Flagyl stay in your body after a weekly dosage?

How long does antibiotic Flagyl stay in your body after a weekly dosage?

About a day...: The average half life (time to reduce the amount of drug to 1/2 of its original amount) is 8 hours for Metronidazole (flagyl is the brand name). If liver problems exist, then it can take even longer. ...Read more

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Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Drinking while taking Flagyl can cause an "antabuse (disulfuram)-like reaction, " which can make you very sick. It won't kill you, but you won't be happy. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic Flagyl darken urine?

Yes: Flagyl (metronidazole) can cause a darkening of urine. This is generally a harmless effect when taking the medication. ...Read more

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What other antibiotics can I take besides flagyl?

It depends: It all depends on what is being treated. Flagyl in general used to treat certain bacteria, and not others. It is not useful for staph or strep, but very useful for clostridium and bacteroides, so, it all depends. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Wilt
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Metronidazole (Definition)

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