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Metronidazole (Metronidazole)

Drug:Metronidazole Tablet
Dosage:250 mg
Metronidazole Capsule
500 mg


Metronidazole is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of infections. It may also be used with other medications to treat certain stomach or intestinal ulcers caused by bacteria (H.pylori). Metronidazole belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitromidazoles. This medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa. Metronidazole is used to treat bacterial and parasitic infections only. It will not work for viral infections such as the common cold or flu. Take this medication as directed by your doctor.

Manufacturer Information

Our Canadian Pharmacy currently offers the generic Metronidazole from Canada. The brand Metronidazole is not available at this time. This medication is available in the strength of 250 tablets and 500 mg capsules.

Side Effects

The common side effects of Metronidazole may include constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, metallic taste in your mouth, nausea, upset stomach and vomiting.

Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:

• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Painful urination;
• Seizures;
• Signs of a new infection;
• Stomach or abdominal pain;
• Sudden vision changes;
• Unsteadiness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.

Customer Precautions

You should not take Metronidazole if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Avoid alcoholic beverages and products that contain propylene glycol while you are taking this medication and for three days after finishing this medication. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Do not have any immunization or vaccinations while taking this medication unless advised by your doctor. This medication should only be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Metronidazole passes into breast milk.

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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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