What is Metronidazole 400MG?
Metronidazole 400mg is prescribed to treat bacterial and parasitic infections. These can be vaginal, reproductive, or gastrointestinal infections. Metronidazole may be used in combination with other medications. This implies that you might have to combine it with other medications. Metronidazole 400 is ineffective against colds, flu, and other viral infections. Using metronidazole 400 mg when they are not required increases your chances of developing an infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment later on. They are available in both immediate-release and extended-release. There are numerous forms of metronidazole. A tablet, a capsule, a cream, gel, or lotion that you apply to your skin, and a vaginal gel are examples of these. The medication is also available as an injectable that must be administered by a medical professional.
Metronidazole 400mg Side Effects
Common side effects;
- Loss in appetite
- Dry Mouth
- Stomach Upset
Serious side effects:
- Joint Pain
- Difficulty speaking
- Stuffy nose
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are nursing. Metronidazole should not be taken by pregnant women during the first trimester (the first three months of their pregnancy). If you become pregnant while taking metronidazole, contact your doctor immediately.
Those who are older may have less efficient kidneys and livers. This might slow down how quickly your body processes drugs. The amount of drug in your system increases as a result and stays there for longer which raises the possibility of negative effects.
Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages and using products that contain alcohol or propylene glycol while taking this medication and for at least 3 days after your last dose. When combined with metronidazole, alcohol, and propylene glycol may result in nausea, vomiting, cramps, headache, perspiration, and flushing.
While testing metronidazole, some animals tested positive for cancer. Similar dangers could exist in people. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using this medication with your doctor.