metronidazole

Adult
Uses
  • amebic liver abscess
  • anaerobic bacterial infections
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • cellulitis
  • helicobacter pylori infection
  • intestinal amebiasis
  • trichomoniasis (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • disulfiram use within the last 2 weeks, consumption of alcohol during and for at least 3 days after therapy, first trimester of pregnancy in trichomoniasis patients
Drug interactions
  • anticoagulants, phenytoin, lithium, alcohol
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache
  • syncope
  • dizziness
  • vertigo
  • incoordination
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • epigastric distress
  • abdominal cramping
  • constipation
  • unpleasant metallic taste
  • erythematous rash
  • pruritus
  • urticaria
  • dysuria
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
500mg; 500mg three times a day
Monitoring
  • liver function tests for long course
Source of Suggestion