October 8, 2008

How does Flagyl fight bacterial infections?

Flagyl is an antibiotic used to fight anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. This medication appears to block certain functions within these bacterial cells and parasites, ultimately resulting in their death.

If you have a prescription from your doctor check prices for Flagyl, you can order it from Online Pharmacies Canada, a reliable online pharmacy in business since 1999.

What are anaerobic bacteria?

These types of bacteria are single-celled, living organisms that develop in environments with little oxygen. They can cause disease of the abdomen (bacterial peritonitis), liver (liver disease), vagina (vaginitis), and pelvis (abscess of the ovaries and Fallopian tubes).

What does my doctor need to know before prescribing Flagyl?

Tell your doctor about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription medicine, nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements; if you have any other medical conditions like kidney disease, liver disease, blood disorders, neurological disorders or pancreatic disease.

There are certain medications that may interact with Flagyl. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • 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); or
  • birth control pills.

What do I need to know about Flagyl?

  • You can not take this medication if you are allergic to it, or if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy. It can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
  • Flagyl will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Flagyl and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it.
  • This medication will not treat a vaginal yeast infection.

Are there any side effects associated with Flagyl?

Severe side effects that require immediate medical attention include: seizures (convulsions); fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, flu symptoms; numbness or tingling in your hands or feet; white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; pain or burning when you urinate; or diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Common side effects that require medical attention only if they persist or worsen include: nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea; headache, dizziness, loss of balance; vaginal itching or discharge; dry mouth or unpleasant metallic taste; cough, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; or swollen or sore tongue.

This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Flagyl, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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    Comment by Jenny — July 26, 2010 @ 4:52 am

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