What is this medicine?
METRONIDAZOLE is an antiinfective. This medicine is used to treat many kinds of infections, like respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal, and bone and joint infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
What should my health care professional know before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
anemia or other blood disorders
disease of the nervous system
fungal or yeast infection
if you drink alcohol containing drinks
an unusual or allergic reaction to metronidazole, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following:
alcohol or any product that contains alcohol
amprenavir oral solution
ritonavir oral solution
sertraline oral solution
This medicine may also interact with the following:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care providers a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.