Flagyl is an antibiotic used against anaerobic bacteria Peptostreptococcus, Clostridium sp., Bacteroides sp., Prevotella, Fusobacterium, Veillonella and certain parasites such as Trichomonas vaginalis (vaginitis), Giardia intestinalis (lambliosis of intestine and liver), Entamoeba histolytica. This medication is used to treat such conditions: bacterial peritonitis, liver abscesses, abscesses of the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Dosage and direction
The dose should be administered by your physician depending on your condition, disease and age. Flagyl may be taken orally with or without food. In the hospital sometimes, Flagyl is prescribed intravenously to treat serious infections. Take the extended-release tabs of Flagyl at least 1-2 hours before or after a meal (empty stomach). Do not chew, break or crush extended-release tabs and swallow them whole. Do not stop taking this medication even if you feel fine and your symptoms disappeared unless your doctor recommended.
Long treatment requires complete blood count on a regular basis. Avoid drinking alcohol. Intake of Flagyl in patients is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy. Let your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, have liver disease, a stomach or intestinal disease such as Crohn's disease, a disease of blood cells, such as anemia or leukopenia, epilepsy or other seizure and nervous disorders.
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