Metronidazole - Dependable Treatment of Vaginal Infection
This clinically tested and approved medication belongs to a group of antibiotics, aimed at the treatment of bacteria. The drug contains Metronidazole (Flagyl) as an active component that promotes the desired effects. While the traditional form of the drug is prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections, extended-release tablets are used mainly for the improvement of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal yeast infection and related disorders may also be treated with the drug. Constant doctor's supervision is necessary for patients, who take the drug off-label for purposes not specified in the information leaflet.
Special Precautions and Restrictions for Metronidazole Use
Don't take Metronidazole in case you are allergic to its active component, other ingredients or similar drugs. Patients, who have used Disulfiram within the past 2 weeks are not approved for the use of the medication.
To ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment course, your doctor should be aware of other health disorders and complications you are diagnosed with, especially:
- Fungal infections
- Blood cell disorders
- Cockayne syndrome
- Kidney or liver issues
- Nerve impairments
- Intestinal or stomach issues and others.
The use of Metronidazole may harm the health of an unborn or nursing child if administered during pregnancy or lactation. Don't give the treatment to children without previous medical advice.
Instructions and Directions for the Medication Intake
Follow the safety instructions and take Metronidazole in accordance with an individually adjusted dose and other recommendations. Don't change any specifications of the therapy, as it may lead to serious health disorders and abnormalities. Never crush, break or chew an extended-release tablet; swallow it whole instead. Dangerous signs of Flagyl overdose may appear as a result of its breaking.
Your sexual partner needs to get the corresponding treatment if you are eliminating a vaginal infection. The medication should be taken regularly, up to 10 days in a row for the desired effects. It may be necessary to repeat the course in several weeks if the condition does not get better.
Take Metronidazole for a complete duration of the prescribed course. The signs of the disorder may improve primarily to the elimination of the infection. Keep in mind that skipping doses you enhance the risk of further antibiotic-resistant infection occurrence.
Misuse Outcomes and Possible Adverse Reactions
A range of pharmaceuticals, minerals, and herbal supplements may interfere with Metronidazole course, launching unwanted reactions and side effects. Your doctor may change the dose if you take any of the following drugs:
Blood thinners; Lithium; Busulfan and others.
Seek emergency medical help if Metronidazole course has resulted in allergic reactions or other life-threatening disorders. Contact your doctor to report:
- Sleeping disorders
- Abnormal irritability
- Severe stomach discomfort or pain
- Bloody or watery diarrhea and others.