Generic Flagyl 200 mg
Flagyl is an oral antibacterial and antiprotozoal drug, which contains active ingredient Metronidazole. It is used to combat various bacterial, sexually transmitted and parasitic infections, including peritonitis, pneumonia, lung abscess, meningitis, colitis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and others. The drug product is available as tablets with 200 mg strength usually administered thrice daily for 5-10 days as appropriate.
Generic Flagyl 400 mg
Flagyl is a synthetic antibiotic of the nitroimidazole class. It is highly potent against numerous anaerobic bacteria and protozoiasis. It is prescribed for bacterial vaginosis, pseudomembranous colitis, trichomoniasis, amebic dysentery, giardiasis, peptic ulcer, segmental enteritis, different skin and dental infections. It is available in 400 mg pills administered q8h for 5-10 days for the majority of infections.
What is generic Flagyl?
Generic Flagyl is a synthetic antibiotic of nitroimidazole class. Its active ingredient is metronidazole, an amebicide and antiprotozoal agent, active against a wide range of anaerobic bacteria (spore-forming and nonspore-forming ones) and certain protozoan infections. It works by selectively blocking some of the functions within protozoa and bacteria cells causing their death. The medicine is produced and globally marketed by Sanofi under the trade name Flagyl and is also available as a generic drug.
When is generic Flagyl indicated?
Generic Flagyl is indicated for amebiasis, including severe form of intestinal amebiasis and hepatic amebiasis; for trichomoniasis affecting urogenital apparatus; for nonspecific vaginitis and lambliosis. The medicine is often administered in complex therapy with antiulcer agents to cure gastric ulcer. It may sometimes be used for anaerobic bacteria prophylaxis during surgical interventions.
How to take generic Flagyl?
Metronidazole dosage depends on the condition treated. It may range between 200 mg to 750 mg thrice daily for 5-10 days, with the exception of trichomoniasis, where 2 mg is administered as a single dose or in two divided intakes. In complex therapy of helicobacter pylori 800-1500 mg is administered orally for several days. For pelvic inflammatory disease 500 mg is administered twice daily concurrently with other drugs for 2 weeks.
When is generic Flagyl contraindicated?
Flagyl is contraindicated to patients hypersensitive to the drug. It shouldn’t be used by pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy. Administration of the drug at midpregnancy and during lactation is possible only on doctor’s orders. The drug can also interact with other medications. Discuss all possible drug interactions with your consulting physician.
What are generic Flagyl side effects?
Generic Flagyl may cause indigestion, dry mouth, metallic taste, loss of appetite and seldom rash. In rare cases white blood cell count may be reduced due to the drug intake. Sometimes the drug may provoke overdevelopment of vagina mycology. In that case, the drug should be administered concurrently with nystatin.
Where can one buy generic Flagyl?
One can order Flagyl online. The medicine is available as pills for oral administration with 200 mg and 400 mg strength. One can also purchase the drug at ordinary drugstore; however the price at internet pharmacies is much lower, due to drop shipment and absence of expenditures for storage facilities.