What is Flagyl?
Flagyl contains the active substance metronidazole. This medication eliminates certain bacteria and unicellular organisms (parasites, amoebae) that can cause an infection. As a result, the symptoms caused by the infection disappear. You can order Flagyl online from pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com. The required prescription is provided through an online consultation.
What is this medicine used for?
Flagyl helps against various infections, such as:
- Trichomoniasis (STD).
- Giardiasis, an intestinal infection with symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea.
- Bacterial vaginosis.
- Bacterial skin infections.
- Gastrointestinal Ulcer (often in combination with another medicine).
Flagyl deactivates bacteria, parasites and other pathogens quickly. The active substance metronidazole is almost immediately absorbed into the blood and works on a long term. After a few days you will feel a lot better.
How do you use Flagyl?
Doctors usually prescribe Flagyl as a cure for several days. Always take the complete cure prescribed: if you stop taking this medicine too soon the infection can come back. Flagyl is available in tablets or liquid. Swallow the tablet without chewing, with a bit of water. The liquid can be measured using the measuring cup. Shake the bottle before use. Take the medicine preferably during or just after a meal, this reduces the risk of gastrointestinal discomfort.
Flagyl is also available in ovules for the treatment of vaginal symptoms. These suppositories are intended for vaginal use. The leaflet tells you how to insert the ovules.
The pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com offer Flagyl online in several varieties and strengths. A doctor will determine which strength you should use and how long you should keep taking the medicine. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the treatment for generalized infections is as follows:
- Adults: three times a day 1 tablet of 500 mg, during the prescribed period.
Do not use Flagyl more than 10 consecutive days. For the treatment of other diseases and for children, a different dosage is applicable. There are different guidelines in dosage for the liquid and ovules. Read the instructions before use.
Flagyl may sometimes cause some side effects, including:
- Gastrointestinal complaints;
- Metallic taste in the mouth;
- sores in the mouth;
- White or discolored tongue.
If you suffer from many side effects, please consult a physician. You can find more information about the side effects in the leaflet.
When should you not take this medicine?
Flagyl is not a suitable medicine for everyone. For example, do not use this medication if you:
- are oversensitive to metronidazole or any of the excipients used;
- have an abnormal blood count;
- suffer from a neurological disorder.
Talk with a doctor about the use of Flagyl if you suffer from other health problems or if you are taking any other medication. The leaflet provides more information about the contraindications and other warnings.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not use Flagyl, or only on the advice of a doctor, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not participate in traffic if you suffer from side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness.
Do not use alcohol as long as you are taking Flagyl and up to 48 hours after taking the last dose. Alcohol can cause severe side effects in combination with Flagyl.