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Metronidazole

Also known as Flagyl


Metronidazole (INN) (Flagyl, and others) is a nitroimidazole antibiotic medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Metronidazole is an antibiotic, amebicide, and antiprotozoal. It is the drug of choice for first episodes of mild-to-moderate Clostridium difficile infection. It is marketed in the U.S.A. by Pfizer and globally by Sanofi under the trade name Flagyl, and is also sold under other brand names. Metronidazole was developed in 1960.

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 3 meaning a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $29.32 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed metronidazole to treat vaginitis, vaginal discharge, diverticulitis, and trichomonas infection.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take metronidazole if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking metronidazole most commonly experience side effects like headache, vaginitis, and itching of skin.

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