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||BRAND NAME : Flagyl
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Metronidazole
Flagyl is an antibacterial drug prescribed for certain vaginal and urinary tract infections in men and women; amebic dysentery and liver abscess; and infections of the abdomen, skin, bones and joints, brain, lungs, and heart caused by certain bacteria.
One-day treatment: 2 grams of Flagyl, taken as a single dose or divided into 2 doses (1 gram each) taken in the same day.
Seven-day course of treatment: 250 mg 3 times daily for 7 consecutive days.
Acute Intestinal Amebiasis (Acute Amebic Dysentery)
The usual dose is 750 mg taken by mouth 3 times daily for 5 to 10 days.
Amebic Liver Abscess
The usual dose is 500 mg or 750 mg taken by mouth 3 times daily for 5 to 10 days.
Anaerobic Bacterial Infections
The usual adult oral dosage is 7.5 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight every 6 hours.
The usual dose is 35 to 50 mg for each 2.2 pounds of body weight per day, divided into 3 doses taken for 10 days.
The safety and efficacy of Flagyl for any other condition in children have not been established.
Elderly adults : Your doctor will test to see how much medication is in your blood and will adjust your dosage if necessary.
Flagyl Contraindications :
Flagyl should not be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy to treat vaginal infections. Do not take Flagyl if you have ever had an allergic reaction to or are sensitive to metronidazole or similar drugs. Tell your doctor about any drug reactions you have experienced.
Flagyl Side Effects:
More common side effects may include : Abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, upset stomach, vomiting
Symptoms of Flagyl overdose may include : Lack of muscle coordination, nausea, vomiting
Flagyl Missed dose:
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Flagyl at room temperature. Protect from light.
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