Flagyl (metronidazole) is an antibiotic medication that is used to stop the growth of bacteria and parasites that are common in some sexually transmitted diseases. Metronidazole is also sometimes prescribed in combination with other medications to treat bacterial stomach and intestinal ulcers. Flagyl (metronidazole) is not currently available through Nurx™.
Flagyl (metronidazole) is not intended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also avoid the use of alcohol when taking this antibiotic. Talk to your healthcare provider if you think you may need a prescription for Flagyl (metronidazole) or something similar.
- How Does Flagyl (metronidazole) Work?
You will take Flagyl (metronidazole) orally at the same time each day until the bottle is finished. It is important to complete the entire bottle, even if your symptoms go away. Failing to complete the prescribed dose can cause the bacterial infection to return.
- Is Flagyl (metronidazole) Easy to Get?
Flagyl (metronidazole) is a popular antibiotic that is often recommended for treating bacterial infections, so it should be easy to get, although you do need a licensed doctor to determine your need and write a valid prescription if you need this medication. It is also sometimes used to treat Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and some sexually transmitted diseases. If Flagyl (metronidazole) isn't right for you, your doctor can help you determine the right antibiotic for your needs.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Beginning Flagyl (metronidazole)?
It is important to discuss your health history as well as your current medications and supplements with your doctor before beginning an antibiotic. An allergic reaction to Flagyl (metronidazole) is rare but it can include a rash, itching, dizziness, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Also, people with Cockayne syndrome should avoid using Flagyl (metronidazole) as they may be at an increased risk of liver disease. You should avoid the use of alcohol when taking Flagyl (metronidazole). Wait at least three days after your last dose to consume alcohol. Repeated use of antibiotics can cause your body to resist additional antibiotics. Additionally, frequent use of antibiotics can lead to oral thrush or yeast infection.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Flagyl (metronidazole)?
Although uncommon, there is always the possibility of experiencing side effects when taking an antibiotic. Potential side effects include nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite. Some people may also notice a metallic taste in their mouth. Serious side effects of Flagyl (metronidazole) are rare but might include seizures, mood changes, vision changes, difficulty speaking, and severe headache.
- Can I Take Flagyl (metronidazole) With Other Medications?
Flagyl (metronidazole) is generally a safe antibiotic that you can take with most medications. However, it is important to always discuss your current medication usage with your doctor as some medications or supplements can interact with Flagyl (metronidazole). In addition to avoiding alcohol with Flagyl (metronidazole), you should also avoid taking any alcohol-containing products including cough syrups. You should also avoid disulfiram medications when taking Flagyl (metronidazole).
- Will Flagyl (metronidazole) Change the Color of My Urine?
Flagyl (metronidazole) may change the appearance of your urine. However, this should not cause any concern and should not be accompanied by any pain. The color should disappear after you finish taking the antibiotics.
- Does Flagyl (metronidazole) Cause Nausea?
Nausea is one of the uncommon, yet possible, symptoms of Flagyl (metronidazole). Taking your medication with a snack may reduce the symptoms of nausea.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.