How to use
Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) should be taken orally with a full glass of water. You can take this medication with or without food, but it is recommended to take Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) with a small meal or a glass of milk to prevent stomach upsets. Take Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) at even intervals to get the best results (this is done to keep the amount of medicine in your body at a constant level) Continue to take Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) until the prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear before this time.
If you have taken too much of this medication, you should contact your local poison control center and/or emergency authorities immediately.
If you have missed a dosage, take it as soon as you remember. If it is closer to your next dosage, skip the missed dose, resume your schedule and do not attempt to double up on a dosage.
While taking Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole), you may feel dizzy or light-headed or actually faint when getting up from a lying or sitting position. If getting up slowly doesn't help or if this problem continues, notify your doctor.
Do not share Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) with others, as they may have a problem which is not effectively treated by this medication.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) and keep away from light and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
Tell your doctor about any allergies you may have. Inform your doctor of your medical history especially of:
- Liver problems
- Seizure disorders
Taking Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g. an oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). Avoid alcoholic beverages while taking Flagyl (Metronidazole) and for at least 3 days after finishing the course of this medication.
Inform your doctor of all the medication you use, especially if you take:
- Cimetidine (Tagamet)
- Seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton)
- A blood thinner such as Warfarin (Coumadin)
- Lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others)
- Disulfiram (Antabuse)
This is not a complete list of drugs which could possibly interact with Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole). Inform your doctor of any other prescription, over-the-counter or herbal medication you use, even if prescribed by another doctor. Let your doctor know if you start using any other new medication.
Side effects of Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) may include:
- Stomach pain
- Change in taste sensation or dry mouth
If any of the following unlikely side effects occur, contact your doctor immediately:
- Loss of consciousness
- Tingling of hands or feet
If any of these highly unlikely but serious side effects occur, contact your doctor immediately:
- Mood or mental changes
- Sore throat
- Severe stomach pain
- Vaginal irritation
Generic Flagyl (Metronidazole) may cause urine to become darker in color. This is a very common side effect and is not harmful.