With an increased spectrum of action, Metronidazole 400mg tablets (Flagyl) can be prescribed in several bacterial infections of the urinary tract in both men and women. Even if the symptoms are rapidly improve after starting the treatment, you should take Metronidazole exactly the way your doctor prescribed it. Be aware of the fact symptoms may disappear until the eradication of the infection. 


Adam Miller – pharmacist


Adam Miller – pharmacist

What is Metronidazole?

Metronidazole is a very reliable and effective drug for the cure of trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginitis (gardnerella). It has the ability to quickly reduce the unpleasant symptoms of these diseases. Metronidazole works by entering the bacterial cell and creating damages on the bacterial DNA. The infection will be stopped from spreading to any other healthy cells of your body. The proper administration is one tablet of 400mg Metronidazole, taken three times a day, for a week. It is also a reliable prevention treatment. Metronidazole can be prescribed to treat infections, such as infections of the intestines, of the mouth or infections of bones and genital tract. 

What are the benefits of Metronidazole?

Metronidazole is the proper treatment in quite a range of sexually transmitted diseases, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas vaginalis. The effects are seen within a short period of time after starting the treatment. Also Metronidazole provides great support in preventing from happening of any long-term damages to your body. However, it is advisable for the Metronidazole treatment not to last longer than 10 days. 

How do Metronidazole tablets work?

When inside the body, Metronidazole goes straight to the bacteria. It enters the cell and then destroys the bacteria DNA. This will prevent any further infection to be spread to other healthy cells. This is when your immune system must play its role, fighting to eradicate the illness. 

Who can take Metronidazole?

Since the diseases cured with Metronidazole affect mostly women, women over the age 18 and diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas vaginalis can buy this drug. Metronidazole is available at our online pharmacy. All you have to do is complete our short online consultation, which will be reviewed by one of our doctors in order to see if you are suitable for the administration of this medicine. Please mention any of the following situations, if this is your case: epilepsy or liver disease, nerve disorders, or if your current medication is based on lithium, fluorouracil, disulfiram, cyclosporine or cimetidine. 

Metronidazole can lower the effect of your oral contraceptive. So, it is advisable to take some additional contraceptive measures. 

To whom Metronidazole can`t be prescribed?

The doctor may lower your Metronidazole dose in any of the following medical conditions: liver disease, blood disorders (such as anemia or leukopenia), stomach disorders (such as Crohn’s disease), epilepsy or other seizure disorders accompanied by nerve disorders. Also, keep in mind you shouldn`t take this drug if your pregnant or if you are allergic to the active substance of the drug. Please mention your current medication in order to avoid any unnecessary risk. 

How do you take Metronidazole 400mg tablets?

The common practice is prescribing a low dose of Metronidazole. Most doctors will prescribe one 400mg Metronidazole table, taken three time a day, for a week. The medical approach will always depend on how well your body tolerate the drug. Keep your doctor informed, so he can find the correct dose for you. Drinking alcohol while taking metronidazole can lead to unpleasant side effects such as rapid or irregular heartbeat, feeling of fever, nausea and vomiting. Therefore, do not drink alcohol during treatment with metronidazole and at least 3 days after finishing treatment.

What are the side effects of Metronidazole?

Less serious side effects include: abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, headaches, dryness sensation in the mouth, an unpleasant metallic taste, vaginal discharge, cough, runny nose, sneezing, loss of appetite, constipation. 

Since the treatment with Metronidazole is usually for short period of times, most likely any side effect will quickly disappear. If it doesn`t or you have signs of an allergic infection contact your doctor right away. 

Seek emergency medical assistance if after the administration of Metronidazole you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: itching and red skin rash, difficulty breathing and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat (pharynx). Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the following serious side effects: seizures fever, chills, body pain, sore throat, flu symptoms, white spots on the lips or mouth, burning sensation when urinating, diarrhea. 

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