METRONIDAZOLE
  • METRONIDAZOLE

  • (Generic for FLAGYL)
  • QTY 14 • 500 MG • Tablet • Near 77381

METRONIDAZOLE (me troe NI da zole) is an antiinfective. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

METRONIDAZOLE Lifestyle Interactions

Metronidazole 500mg, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Severe

· Notes for Consumers: You should not drink alcoholic beverages or use medicines that contain Alcohol as an ingredient while taking Metronidazole. This includes products containing Propylene Glycol, a type of alcohol. Also continue to avoid Alcohol or Propylene Glycol for about 3 days after stopping Metronidazole. When products containing Alcohol (including medicines with a significant amount of alcohol in them) or Propylene Glycol are taken by patients receiving Metronidazole, an extremely unpleasant reaction can occur. This reaction includes flushing, throbbing headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, and other effects that may last from 30 minutes to several hours. Interactions with Metronidazole vaginal or topical skin products are not likely.

· Notes for Professionals: Advise patients to discontinue alcoholic beverages and other forms of alcohol (including medicines with significant alcohol content and any products containing propylene glycol) before, during, and up to 3 days after therapy with systemic metronidazole. Disulfiram-like side effects including nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, headache, flushing, and abdominal cramps may occur if used together.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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