What is Metronidazole Used For?Flagyl (Metronidazole)
The flagyl antibiotic is effective against anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. Anaerobic bacteria are single-celled, living organisms that thrive in environments that have very little oxygen. Anaerobic bacteria can cause diseases in the abdomen, liver, pelvis, intestines, vagina, skin joints, brain, and respiratory tracts such as the lungs.
Metronidazole works by selectively blocking the functions within the bacterial cells and the parasites, stunting their growth that eventually results in the death of these pathogens. Flagyl 400 mg can be used to treat a variety of infections provided they are not viral.
You can purchase the medicine Flagyl from Canada Pharmacy.
Flagyl 400mg tablets contain 250 mg or 500 mg of metronidazole. Inactive ingredients in this drug are:
- FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose
- Polyethylene glycol
- Stearic acid
- Titanium dioxide
This medication needs to be taken orally with a glass of water. The dosage may depend on the person’s medical condition and hence, should be as directed by the doctor. To avoid stomach upsets, it is recommended to take the medicine with a meal or a glass of milk. Take medicine regularly, at evenly spaced times for the best results.
All medications need to be taken by a doctor’s consultation. Do not alter dosages as it may reduce the effectiveness of the drug.
- Continue taking the Flagyl antibiotic until the prescribed amount is finished, even if the symptoms go away.
- Stopping the medicine too early can cause the infection to return and may also make the bacteria resistant to the drug, making it ineffective for future uses.
- Avoid immunisations while taking this medicine as it may disable live bacterial vaccine as well.
- Not to be used by pregnant women until clearly needed.
- Not to be used by breastfeeding females as it may pass through milk and have unwanted effects on the baby.
- May cause dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery until fully alert.
The possible side effects of this drug are as follows. These are minor effects and will leave once the treatment is completed.
- Abdominal cramps
- A headache
- Loss of appetite
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Furry tongue
- Dark-coloured urine
- Vaginal dryness
- Nasal congestion
Product Code: 10108
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.