Flagyl treats infections.
Belongs to a class of drugs
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an
allergic reaction to metronidazole.
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how
- Metronidazole may be taken with food or milk to avoid
stomach upset. You may crush the tablet if needed for easier swallowing.
- Take your medicine as scheduled until it is all gone, even
if your symptoms go away. If you stop taking metronidazole too soon, your infection may
- If you do not get better in a few days or if your symptoms
get worse, call your doctor.
- Keep your tablets at room temperature in a tightly closed
container, away from heat, direct light, and moisture.
- Keep all medicine away from children.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor
before taking this medicine.
- Check with your doctor before taking metronidazole if you
have liver or heart disease, a nerve disease (such as epilepsy), or a blood disorder.
- If you are taking this medicine for a genital infection,
make sure that your sexual partner also gets treated, even if he/she has no symptoms.
- Because this medicine makes some people dizzy or
lightheaded, be careful when driving a car or using machinery.
- This medicine may turn your urine a reddish-brown color.
This is normal.
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side
- Skin rash or hives
- Unexplained sore throat or fever
- Joint pain
- Tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
If you have problems with these less serious side effects,
talk with your doctor.
- Mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Dry mouth, metallic taste
- Pain during sex or when going to the bathroom (urinating)
- Vaginal swelling, itching, or discharge
- Loss of appetite
If you have other side effects that you think are caused by
this medicine, tell your doctor.