flagyl
(Metronidazole)

Flagyl is used to treat and cure bacterial infections as well as infections caused by protozoa, such as amebae. Bacterial infections commonly treated with Flagyl medicine include venereal disease, skin infections and endometritis as well as bone, joint, respiratory and CNS infections caused by B. fragilis bacteria. Amebic infections treated with Flagyl include amebic dysentery.

Flagyl is used to treat and cure bacterial infections as well as infections caused by protozoa, such as amebae. Bacterial infections commonly treated with Flagyl medicine include venereal disease, skin infections and endometritis as well as bone, joint, respiratory and CNS infections caused by B. fragilis bacteria. Amebic infections treated with Flagyl include amebic dysentery.

CAUTIONS: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it, to another nitroimidazole (eg, tinidazole), or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. Laboratory and/or medical tests, including liver function and white blood cell counts, may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT CERTAIN LAB TEST RESULTS. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL while you are taking this medicine and for at least 3 days after the last dose. This medicine may cause dizziness. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE ONLY WORKS AGAINST BACTERIA; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold). BE SURE TO USE THIS MEDICINE for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future. LONG-TERM OR REPEATED USE of this medicine may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this. SOME PATIENTS HAVE DEVELOPED PERSISTENT NERVE PROBLEMS (peripheral neuropathy) after taking this medicine for a long period of time. Tell your doctor right away if you develop signs of nerve problems (eg, numbness, tingling, or burning of the arms, hands, legs, or feet). Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN THE ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
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