Metronidazole

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Bacterial vaginosis can be an unpleasant infection that can show itself through unusual vaginal discharge (with a strong fishy smell), particularly after sex. Treating bacterial vaginosis with a simple antibiotic will help to restore a woman’s health and make daily life, as well as sex, a lot more pleasant.

 

What is Metronidazole?

Metronidazole is a prescription-only antibiotic that is available in different forms: tablet, cream, gel, a liquid to drink, or even a suppository that you can gently insert in your anus. It can also be injected into your system but this is mostly done in the hospital. It is a medication that treats a variety of infections, including skin infections, mouth infections and rosacea, which is a long-term skin condition that affects a patient’s face. It’s also used to treat and prevent other infections, such as bedsores, skin ulcers, infected insect bites, parasitic and bacterial infections. In most cases, it is used to treat bacterial vaginosis which refers to the bacterial infection of the vagina.

Brand names of Metronidazole include Flagyl, Flagyl ER and Flagyl IV RTU.

 

How does Metronidazole work?

Different drugs treat different illnesses and infections. In the case of Metronidazole, it works by targeting certain parasites and bacteria—aka the cause of the infection. It contains an active ingredient in its component, which works to stop the growth and kill the bacteria and parasites in the affected area. It primarily targets bacterial vaginosis.

 

What are the benefits of Metronidazole?

Infections, no matter where they are, can be extremely unpleasant and uncomfortable. Once bacteria or parasites break into the skin through scrapes, cuts and surgical incisions, then you can feel a variety of symptoms. This includes redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and pus around the site of the wound. Other symptoms include swollen lymph nodes in the groin, neck or armpits. If left untreated, the symptoms can worsen and lead to other life-threatening illnesses or even permanent damage to your body.

When it comes to bacterial vaginosis, this infection presents itself through unusual vaginal discharge, especially after finishing with sexual intercourse. This also comes with a particularly strong fishy smell. Moreover, some people have noted a change in consistency and color to the discharge. It may become thin, watery, and even greyish-white. If a patient doesn’t treat their bacterial vaginosis for a number of reasons, their health might not get better and it would lead to their sex life is less than pleasant and comfortable.

 

What are the side-effects of Metronidazole?

Drugs and antibiotics bring certain changes to your body, which serve as side-effects to the medication. Less side-effects have been reported when it comes to the gel or cream. But some patients have experienced a few when drinking the tablets or suppositories. In terms of Metronidazole, these side-effects come in the form of the following:

  •         Nausea
  •         Vomiting
  •         Diarrhea
  •         Metallic taste in the mouth
  •         A furry tongue

It’s important to not drink any alcoholic drinks when taking the tablets, drinking the liquid or using the vaginal gel. This can cause serious side-effects as alcohol has been observed to trigger a reaction. As a result, you could experience the following:

  •         Hot flushes
  •         Stomach pains
  •         Palpitations
  •         Headaches
  •         Feeling sick

During the entire duration of the treatment, you need to resist alcohol. And once your treatment is over, you need to wait at least two weeks before you can drink again. This to ensure that the Metronidazole has completely left your system.

 

What should you know before taking Metronidazole?

Not everybody is well suited to drink certain medications. Some might have severe allergic reactions while others might have uncommon side-effects. Because Metronidazole comes in different forms—tablets, external cream, suppositories, liquids—the chances of triggering a reaction is high.

When it comes to the suppositories, liquid or tablets, it’s important to inform your doctor if you’ve experienced the following:

  •         An allergic reaction to Metronidazole or similar antibiotics
  •         Liver problems
  •         Currently undergoing dialysis
  •         Alcohol addiction
  •         Currently pregnant or breastfeeding

On the other hand, before using the external cream or gel, you should inform your doctor if you’ve had:

  •         An allergic reaction to Metronidazole or similar medicines
  •         Currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Lastly, to ensure that the vaginal gel is safe for you, inform your doctor if you’ve had the following:

  •         An allergic reaction to Metronidazole or similar drugs
  •         Currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  •         Liver problems
  •         Alcohol addiction
  •         Vaginal thrush

 

How do you take Metronidazole?

Metronidazole comes in different forms which mean that there are different ways to take this medication properly. When it comes to Metronidazole tablets, you need to swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. You shouldn’t chew the tablet or crush it into a thin powder. Doctors recommend taking these tablets during or after a meal so that you can remember your medications better.

Depending on the type and severity of your infection, your doctor will prescribe you a different dosage. There are some infections that can be treated within two weeks while others only require a single dosage. Children are given a lower dosage because this depends heavily on their weight and age.

The Metronidazole liquid, on the other hand, doesn’t need to be taken after a meal. It comes with a plastic syringe or a spoon. Make sure not to use a kitchen spoon because this will not give you the right amount needed.

Metronidazole suppositories are given to people who have difficulty swallowing tablets. It’s important to take them three days a day. It’s important to follow the instructions that come in the packaging.

Metronidazole cream or gel is prescribed for skin infections. You need to apply the cream onto your face twice a day for two months if they have rosacea.

The vaginal gel is different as it targets bacterial vaginosis. The usual dosage is a single applicator full, taken every single night for five nights. In using the vaginal gel, you need to use an applicator first. This lets you put the metronidazole gel onto the infected area.

 

What is the right dosage of Metronidazole for you?

Metronidazole dosage depends on the patient. It can come in a 400mg tablet or an 800mg tablet. You usually need to take one every 8 hours or so.

 

Where can you purchase Metronidazole online?

Metronidazole is available in most local pharmacies. But if you want to order a package online, you can do so since there are virtual pharmacies as well. However, don’t forget that this is a prescription-only medication, which means that you need a prescription if you want to buy a purchase one. There are online services that offer consultations with a doctor so you can receive a prescription that way.

 

Please note: this page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved for Women’s Health medication, you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.
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