Flagyl Antibiotic Information
Flagyl® (metronidazole) is available only by prescription, and is approved for treating certain bacterial infections, including some sexually transmitted infections and infections caused by parasites and anaerobic bacteria (certain bacteria that do not require oxygen to survive). This antibiotic is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what drugs you are taking before prescribing Flagyl.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this antibiotic, Flagyl can cause side effects, such as nausea, headaches, and vaginal infections. Fortunately, if negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
Flagyl comes in the form of tablets, long-acting tablets (Flagyl ER), and capsules (Flagyl 375). It is also available in an injectable form. This medicine is usually taken one to four times daily.
(Click Flagyl for more information on this antibiotic. This article provides a list of more uses for this medication, details on how it works, an outline of additional side effects, and some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)