|Abbott Healthcare, India
|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US$ 8.0027%US$ 11.00
|US$ 10.0039%US$ 16.50
Flagyl 400 mg contains the active ingredient metronidazole, an antibiotic usually prescribed for treating bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, skin, joints, and respiratory tract. Metronidazole is part of a family of antibiotics called nitroimidazoles and treats infection by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa. It doesn't treat viral infections and should not be used for the common cold, flu, or vaginal yeast infection.
Flagyl tablets should not be taken if you are allergic to metronidazole or in the first trimester of your pregnancy. Don't forget to notify your doctor about your pregnancy or if you plan a child during the treatment. Before starting a metronidazole course, mention your allergies to any drugs or these conditions to your doctor or physician: liver disease, a stomach or intestinal condition such as Crohn's disease, a blood disorder like anaemia (deficiency of red blood cells) or leukopenia (deficiency of white blood cells), epilepsy or other seizure condition; or nerve disorders.
If you suffer from any of the above conditions, you may need the precise dosage or must undergo some special tests to find if you can safely take this medicine on top of those conditions. Metronidazole can easily pass into breast milk and may harm your baby if you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about this without fail, and don't consume this medicine without their advice.
Don't consume alcohol in any form while taking metronidazole and three days following the completion of its scheduled course. Avoid any food items which have alcohol in them (read labels carefully). Antibiotic medication can lead to diarrhoea, a sign of another infection. If you witness bloody or watery diarrhoea, immediately stop taking metronidazole and consult your doctor. Take diarrhoea medicine only if your doctor tells you to do so.
Many people taking Flagyl don't show any side effects.
Seek instant medical help or emergency, if necessary, when you witness any signs of allergic reaction to metronidazole. Prominent reactions are hives, breathing difficulty, and facial, lips, tongue, or throat swelling.
Let your doctor know immediately if you have the following rare but serious side effects: Hands or feet showing signs of numbness and tingling, white area or sores in your mouth or on your lips, pain or burning while urinating, watery and bloody diarrhoea, pain or burning sensation in your eyes, strained speech, convulsions, mood changes, tremors, muscle twitching, fever, chills, confusion, headache, stiff neck, throat soreness, elevated light sensitivity, lethargy, nausea and vomiting, harsh skin conditions like red or purple coloured rash that can advance to face or upper body and cause boils and peeling.
Other less serious side effects may be summarized as stomach pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, loss of balance, vaginal itching and discharge, dry mouth or unsavoury and hard metallic taste, cough, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, soreness and swelling in the tongue.
You should take Flagyl exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Please don't alter or take the amounts even after the prescription period. For detailed information, follow the directions on your prescription label. Consume the tablet on an empty stomach, at least an hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal. Avoid crushing, chewing, or breaking the pill. Consume it whole as breaking the tablet may result in a more than required amount of drug to be released at one go. Stopping the medication before the complete course is over or skipping any doses if your symptoms seem to go away can be lethal and lead to a drug-resistant form of infection which can be very hard to treat.