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Can I take metronidazole for bladder infection?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Metronidazole treats anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that grow in environments without oxygen).
Bladder infections are caused by aerobic bacteria (bacteria that require oxygen), so Metronidazole won't work.

In brief: No

Metronidazole treats anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that grow in environments without oxygen).
Bladder infections are caused by aerobic bacteria (bacteria that require oxygen), so Metronidazole won't work.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Not usu adequate

While it is an antibiotic, Metronidazole (flagyl) does not cover most common pathogenic bacteria for utis.

In brief: Not usu adequate

While it is an antibiotic, Metronidazole (flagyl) does not cover most common pathogenic bacteria for utis.
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Dr. Marcus Romanello
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