Drug: Flagyl

Flagyl Pill
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Flagyl, which is commonly known as metronidazole, is a strong antibiotic that has been very useful in treating various bacterial and protozoal infections. This article will provide detailed information about Flagyl including its uses, how it works, the possible side effects and what to consider when taking it.

What Is Flagyl?

Flagyl, or Metronidazole, is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in the body. It is primarily employed to cure various infections like those of stomach, liver, skin joints brain and respiratory tract. Anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites are particularly vulnerable to flagyl which makes it highly effective against them.

Uses of Flagyl

The application of flagyl varies widely as it plays an important role in the treatment of conditions such as:

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Amebiasis
  • Gastrointestinal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori
  • Certain skin and joint infections

In addition to this flagyl serves other uses for example together with other antibiotics they are used for the treatment of stomach ulcers brought about by H.pylori infection.


How Flagyl Works

The drug targets the DNA of bacteria and protozoa making them unable to reproduce or survive. By inhibiting nucleic acid synthesis, it effectively eradicates the infection allowing body’s immune system complete healing process.

Potential Side Effects of Flagyl

All drugs have their own disadvantages despite their high efficacy in treatment, so does Flagyl. Some of the common side effects include:

  • feeling sick
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • a metallic taste in mouth
  • diarrhoea

Other severe but less frequent side effects may involve:

  • faints or fits (seizures)
  • a severe skin rash or reaction like redness, swelling and blistering of the skin.
  • neurological disorders such as dizziness and confusion.

In case you experience any negative reactions notify your healthcare provider promptly.

Precautions and Warnings

If you have ever suffered from hepatitis inform your doctor before commencing on flagyl,

  • Hepatitis;
  • kidney disease;Blood disorders;Nervous system diseases;

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women should only be encouraged to use Flagyl when the benefits outweigh the risks involved and under close supervision by a healthcare professional.


    Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment with Flagyl and for at least three days after stopping it because it can cause severe sickness, vomiting and rapid heartbeat.



    The medicine is known to interact with other drugs bringing about different effects. These include:


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