Flagyl Dangers

Although most people do not have any problems while taking Flagyl® (metronidazole), this antibiotic is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the risks that may apply to you. Potential dangers of Flagyl include possible side effects, such as:
Although side effects of Flagyl tend to be minor, there are some serious reactions to the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as seizures; difficulty breathing; or paralysis of an arm, leg, foot, or hand.
Other warnings with Flagyl apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, it may be dangerous to take Flagyl with certain medications, including some nonprescription medicines and herbal supplements.
(Click Flagyl Side Effects and Flagyl Warnings and Precautions for more information on potential dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this antibiotic. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using this drug and who may need to avoid it altogether.)
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