dr stethoscope
a dr clinic text

Genuine Metronidazole (Flagyl)

What is Metronidazole?



Metronidazole is an antibiotic prescription medication which helps in treating sexually transmitted infections like bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas vaginalis. It is clinically proven to treat these infections either in a single dose or within a course of a few days. This medication is appropriate even for those who find it difficult to tolerate the medication of high concentration, as it is available as a low dosage treatment. You are to take this medication for a period of seven days. If you want to save yourself from remembering to take the medication for several days, you can also opt for a single high dosage tablet.

How does Metronidazole work?



Metronidazole is an effective medication which works by entering the protozoan cell and affecting the DNA and inhibiting the activity of the bacterial cell. This prevents further multiplication of the bacteria due to which they are unable to spread in your body. This makes it easier for your immune system to kill off the bacteria and to completely remove the cells from your system. A majority of the people respond well to this medication and even a short course can easily clear the infection. It helps reduce the discomfort and symptoms within few days of starting the treatment.

Who can take it?



Men and women who are above the age of 18 can take Metronidazole for treating bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas vaginalis. However, you may not be able to take Metronidazole if you are suffering from blood cell disorders such as leucopoenia or anaemia, liver diseases, a stomach or intestinal disease such as Crohn’s disease, nerve disorders or epilepsy. This medication is also not appropriate for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or allergic to the ingredients. Sometimes the intake of certain medications along with Metronidazole can affect its efficacy. You should ensure that you discuss with your doctor, during consultation, if you are taking medicines for the treatment of epilepsy, medicines to stop blood clotting, or disulfiram, cyclosporine, lithium, and certain oral contraceptives such as ‘the Pill’ or mini-pill, cimetidine or fluorouracil.

How do you take it?



Metronidazole can be taken either as a low dosage treatment for seven to ten days, or in a single high dose. If you tend to develop side effects easily when taking medications, taking lower quantities for a long period is more suitable option. It is preferable to take Metronidazole after or during meals. It is advised that you stop alcohol consumption for the complete duration of your course to ensure the effectiveness of this pill.

What are the side effects?



Metronidazole is a well-tolerated medication and does not cause many side effects in general. You may experience some side effects which are mild in nature and tend to pass away quickly as your body gets used to the medication. Some of the most common side effects are loss of appetite, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache constipation, abdominal pain, unpleasant taste in the mouth, itchy rash and drowsiness.

Can you buy this Metronidazole online?



You can safely buy this medication from any of the registered online pharmaceuticals. You are required to complete a free and confidential online consultation with a licensed doctor. This consultation is necessary as it helps the doctor to review and approve Metronidazole for your use. The medication will reach your doorstep within few days of placing the order.