What is Flagyl?
Flagyl (metronidazole) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain, and respiratory tract.
Why is Flagyl prescribed to patients?
Flagyl medicine is used to treat parasitic infections like Giardia infections of the small intestine, amebic liver abscess, and amebic dysentery (infection of the colon causing bloody diarrhea), bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginal infections, and carriers of trichomonas (both sexual partners) who do not have symptoms of infection.
Is this drug safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Metronidazole is not safe for use in early pregnancy because of potential adverse effects on the fetus. It is excreted in breast milk. Females those who are nursing, because of potential adverse effects on the newborn, should not use metronidazole.
How to store Flagyl?
Metronidazole composed medicine should be stored at room temperature and protected from light.
When was metronidazole approved by the FDA?
The FDA approved metronidazole tablets in July 1963.