Flagyl® (metronidazole)

What is Flagyl generic?

Flagyl generic(metronidazole) is a specially formulated antibiotic that kills bacteria. It is a medication that will only treat bacterial infections present inside vagina, skin, respiratory tract, stomach, and joints. But its use is never indicated for the treatment of a vaginal yeast infection.In this medication guide you may not get to read full purposes of Flagyl generic, but still it contains too much useful information.

Important information

The intake of medicine should be made exactly as prescribed by the doctor. You should never skip the doses, and always remember that its intake will not treat common cold or flu. Further, while using Flagyl generic do not consume alcohol as well as for at least 3 days after you have stopped taking it. Otherwise, this may increase the risk of side effects like redness under your skin, vomiting, tingly feeling, warmth, fast heartbeats, and nausea.

Before taking this medicine

Before taking the medicine you should inform your doctor if you feel allergic to metronidazole. Besides, if you are at the first trimester of pregnancy or planning to become one then also you need to inform your doctor before using the medicine to avoid the risk of side effects.In case you are allergic to some medications, or if you have conditions like nerve disorders, other seizure disorder, a stomach or intestinal problems, or a blood cell disorder like anemia should also tell your doctor before using Flagyl generic. Your health care provider will look into your medical condition and adjust the dosage accordingly.A breast-feeding mom needs to be cautious as the intake of Metronidazolecan pass into breast milk and trouble the unborn baby. However, for any expert advice always consult with the doctor.

Flagyl generic side effects

Even though the intake of Flagyl generic(Metronidazole) is tolerable for the patient but there are situations when an emergency medical help may be needed. These include trouble breathing, swelling of lips, face, or tongue and severe stomach pain.

Avoid making the use of Zestoretic and call a doctor if you find:

  • Numbness
  • White patches inside mouth
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Tremors
  • Muscle twitching
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Rashes on skin

More side effects include:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough
  • Unpleasant metallic taste
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Sore tongue
  • Stomach pain

The above may not be a complete list of side effects. In case you find some unusual side effects then report about the same to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.

What other drugs will affect Flagyl generic?

In case you are usingother medications then also inform your health care provider. These medications include:

  • Seizure medications like phenytoin or phenobarbital
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, etc.)
  • A blood thinner like Coumadin, Jantoven
  • disulfiram (Antabuse)

There may be other medications interact with Flagyl generic, containing over-the-counter medicines, prescription, herbal products, and vitamins.

What happens if I miss a dose?

In case you miss a dose then take the skipped dose as soon as remembers. But the missed dose should only be taken if the next dose is not scheduled to avoid the side effects of overdose.ik,

What happens if I overdose?

In case you overdose yourself with Flagyl generic then call your doctor for medical assistance. Besides, you can also report about the same at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 FREE. Some common symptoms of the medicine include vomiting, dizziness, nausea,and numbness, loss of balance or coordination, and seizures.

What should I avoid?

During the intake of Falgyl you should avoid the consumption of alcohol as it can increase the risk of side effects. Otherwise, you have unpleasant feeling like redness under your skin, vomiting, tingly feeling, warmth, fast heartbeats, and nausea.You should immediately stop taking Flagyl generic in case it causes diarrhea (watery or bloody). Unless your doctor recommends do not take anti-diarrhea medicine.

How should I take Flagyl generic?

The patient should listen to all instructions given by the doctor and start taking medicine accordingly. To avoid any mistakes the patient can also read through all the instructions carefully mentioned on the label.To begin with take the extended-release (Flagyl generic ER) at least 1 or 2 hours on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours after eating a meal. Never try to break or chew the medicine. Swallow the whole medicine with a glass full of water. Make sure you are following all the instructions seriously to avoid any blunder regarding the use of medicine.Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Flagyl generic will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.To make sure that Flagyl generic is proving harmful you need to visit your doctor regularly. He may ask you for frequent blood tests, or test for liver function. Do not worry this medication may cause rare results. In every circumstances just keep your doctor posted about your medical situation.Flagyl generic (Metronidazole) should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Reviews for Metronidazole

User Rating: 10

For Bacterial Vaginitis: I could enjoy benefits. I had pleasing sex. But still would say follow directions and keep in touch with the doctor as results vary from person to person.

User Rating: 7.0

For Trichomoniasis: Believe me if you chase Flagly with strong garlic hummus it is certainly going to work.