What is the brief description about Flagyl 400 mg and 200 mg?
Flagyl has generic component as Metronidazole that prevents bacterial infection of the body mainly vagina, skin, joints, stomach, and respiratory infection. It hinders the growth of parasites and bacteria in the body. This antibiotic stops certain bacterial and parasitic infection. Metronidazole suppresses bacterial infection of mainly stomach or intestine caused due to H.pylori.
What is the mode of action of Flagyl?
Flagyl works by stopping the nucleic acid synthesis by distortion of DNA of microbial cells. Unionized Metronidazole is used by anaerobic bacteria because of their ability to lessen Metronidazole to its active form. This reduced form of Metronidazole covalently binds to DNA, and distorts its helical structure, and prohibits bacterial nucleic acid synthesis leading to bacterial cell death.
What are the contraindications with Flagyl?
- You should not breastfeed your child without doctor advice.
- Do not use Flagyl if you are allergic to Metronidazole.
- Never use Flagyl in your first trimester of pregnancy.
What are the warnings and precautions with Flagyl?
- Let your doctor know if you have a liver disorder, epilepsy, blood cell disorder, and nerve disorder.
- Stop the intake of alcohol when you are ingesting Flagyl.
- If you notice watery stools seek medical advice.
- Make sure to tell your doctor if you are planning about pregnancy or you are pregnant.
What happens when you Overdose with Flagyl?
Overdosing of Flagyl may cause dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, and vomiting.
What is the missed dose of Flagyl?
If you miss any dose then use as soon when you recall or if your next dosing schedule is nearer then consume it from that very day.
What are the side effects with Flagyl?
Some after-effects you may observe with Flagyl are
- Loss of balance, diarrhea
- Dizziness, stomach pain
- Vision problem, numbness of hands
- Vaginal infection, dry mouth
- Vaginal discharge, unpleasant metallic taste