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Were you looking for information about Metronidazole? Metronidiazole is a common misspelling of metronidazole.
 
The antibiotic metronidazole (Flagyl®, MetroCream®, MetroGel®, MetroGel-Vaginal®, MetroLotion®, Noritate®, Vandazole®) is used for the treatment of many different types of infections. It is especially useful for treating infections caused by parasites and anaerobic bacteria. It is believed that metronidazole works to kill bacteria or parasites by entering their cell and causing a chemical reaction that produces molecules that damage and destroy the cells. Common side effects that have been reported with this antibiotic include headaches, nausea, and metallic taste in the mouth.
 
(To learn more about this antibiotic, click Metronidazole. This article covers topics such as dosing information, potential drug interactions, and warnings and precautions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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