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Flagyl Tablets (Metronidazole) – Product Information
Flagyl is an anti-infective. Flagyl Tablets are used to treat as well as prevent many kinds of bacterial infections, like respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal, and bone and joint infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This medication will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. Flagyl is available in strengths of 200 mg and 400 mg.
Name of Drug
Flagyl Tablets. Flagyl is also known as Metronidazole.
Manufacturer of Flagyl Tablets
Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Flagyl Tablets
The active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Flagyl tablets is Metronidazole.
How to use Flagyl Tablets
Use Flagyl exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take the extended-release Flagyl tablet on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Take Metronidazole for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Metronidazole will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.To be sure Metronidazole is not causing harmful effects, your blood may need to be tested often. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly. This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Flagyl Tablets.
Metronidazole Tablets – Dosage
The recommended adult dosage of Flagyl tablets for certain indications is given below. The dosage of Flagyl should be individualized. Please consult your doctor for exact dosing instructions. Trichomoniasis:
In Female Patients:
One-day treatment - two grams of Flagyl, given either as a single dose or in two divided doses of one gram each, given in the same day.
Seven-day course of treatment - 250 mg three times daily for seven consecutive days. Amebiasis:
For acute intestinal amebiasis (acute amebic dysentery): 750 mg of Metronidazole orally three times daily for 5 to 10 days.
For amebic liver abscess: 500 mg or 750 mg orally three times daily for 5 to 10 days.
As this medication is used for different treatments, please consult your doctor and follow given recommendation.
Warnings And Precautions When Using Flagyl Tablets
Before using Flagyl Tablets please inform your doctor all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. Regular clinical and laboratory monitoring (especially leucocyte count) are advised if administration Metronidazole tablets for more than 10 days is considered to be necessary and patients should be monitored for adverse reactions, such as peripheral or central neuropathy (such as paraesthesia, ataxia, dizziness, convulsive seizures).
Metronidazole should be used with caution in patients with active or chronic severe peripheral and central nervous system disease due to the risk of neurological aggravation. There is a possibility that after Trichomonas vaginalis has been eliminated a gonococcal infection might persist. The elimination half-life of metronidazole remains unchanged in the presence of renal failure. The dosage of metronidazole therefore needs no reduction. Such patients however retain the metabolites of metronidazole. The clinical significance of this is not known at present. In patients undergoing haemodialysis metronidazole and metabolites are efficiently removed during an eight hour period of dialysis. Metronidazole should therefore be re-administered immediately after haemodialysis.
No routine adjustment in the dosage of Metronidazole tablets need be made in patients with renal failure undergoing intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IDP) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).
Metronidazole is mainly metabolised by hepatic oxidation. Substantial impairment of metronidazole clearance may occur in the presence of advanced hepatic insufficiency. Significant cumulation may occur in patients with hepatic encephalopathy and the resulting high plasma concentrations of metronidazole may contribute to the symptoms of the encephalopathy. Metronidazole tablets should therefore, be administered with caution to patients with hepatic encephalopathy. The daily dosage should be reduced to one third and may be administered once daily. Patients should be warned that Metronidazole may darken urine. Due to inadequate evidence on the mutagenicity risk in humans, the use of Flagyl tablets for longer treatment than usually required should be carefully considered.
Flagyl Tablets are contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to metronidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives as well as any inactive components in the medication. In female patients with trichomoniasis, Metronidazole tablets are contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Flagyl Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Flagyl: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- numbness or tingling in your hands or feet;
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
- pain or burning when you urinate;
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- vision problems, pain behind your eyes;
- trouble concentrating, slurred speech, mood or behavior changes, tremors, muscle twitching, seizure (convulsions);
- fever, chills, muscle pain, confusion, headache, sore throat, neck stiffness, increased sensitivity to light, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting; or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious Metronidazole side effects may include:
- stomach pain, diarrhea;
- dizziness, loss of balance;
- vaginal itching or discharge;
- dry mouth or unpleasant metallic taste;
- cough, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; or
- swollen or sore tongue.
Storage Instructions for Flagyl Tablets
Store Metronidazole below 25° C in a cool dry place. Do not refrigerate. Protect from light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Buy Cheap Flagyl 400 mg and 200 mg Tablets Online
You can buy Cheap Flagyl Tablets online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in pills of 400 mg and 200 mg. The 200 mg tablets are priced at only $0.19 per unit if you place an order for 360 tablets whereas the 400 mg tablets are priced at $0.28 per unit for the same quantity.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Saturday, 31. March 2012.