FLAGYL 375 capsules are indicated in the treatment of asymptomatic T. vaginalis infection in females when the organism is associated with endocervicitis, cervicitis, or cervical erosion. Since there is evidence that presence of the trichomonad can interfere with accurate assessment of abnormal cytological smears, additional smears should be performed after eradication of the parasite.
Flagyl (metronidazole) is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body.
Flagyl is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, skin, joints, and respiratory tract. This medication will not treat a vaginal yeast infection.
Take Flagyl for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. This is due to the initial pharmacokinetic effect of the drug which decreases the first hand symptoms produced by the ailment. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Flagyl will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Flagyl and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it. The effect of the alcohol may reduce the desired effect of the drug which can cause for the bacteria to multiply. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting during the course of medication.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking metronidazole:
burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations in the hands or feet
changes in speech patterns
lack of coordination
shakiness and unsteady walk
stiff neck or back
unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
unusual tiredness or weakness
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
body aches or pain
clumsiness or unsteadiness
difficulty with breathing
feeling of pelvic pressure
frequent or painful urination
loss of voice
pinpoint red spots on the skin
skin rash, hives, redness, or itching
stomach and back pain (severe)
unusual bleeding or bruising
vaginal irritation, discharge, or dryness not present before taking the medicine
loss of appetite
painful or difficult urination
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
yellow eyes or skin
Seven-day course of treatment (375 mg two times daily for seven consecutive days).