What You Need to Know About Metronidazole
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking metronidazole if you have:
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Metronidazole and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Metronidazole and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Metronidazole Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Overdose on This Medicine?
An overdose of metronidazole may cause the following symptoms:
- Coordination problems
- Unusual or unpleasant sensations in the hands or feet.
If you happen to take too much of this drug, seek medical attention right away.
(Click Metronidazole Overdose for more information.)
How Should Metronidazole Be Stored?
Metronidazole products should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Refer to the storage directions for your particular product.