How Should I Take Generic Flagyl?
Generic Flagyl is available at tablet form. One should take this medicine orally with 8 ounces (1 glass) of water.
A patient should consume the medicine wholly without breaking or chewing the tablet. Breaking or chewing this tablet may release excessive drug at a time.
One should complete a full course of Flagyl systematically. It is important keeping a constant level of the drug in the blood for proper reaction.
The signs of infection may fade away before proper curing of the infection, but a patient should keep on consuming the medicine until the dosages are over.
Consume this tablet one hour before or two hours after a heavy meal.
What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Taking Generic Flagyl?
Are you a nursing mother? Are you pregnant and passing through your first trimester? Do you suffer from a liver/kidney disorder? A patient should avoid consuming Generic Flagyl, having any of the above health conditions.
What Should I Watch For When Using Generic Flagyl?
Most patients commit mistakes by quitting the dosages of this medicinal drug just because they start feeling better after a few doses.
This misconception should be avoided carefully, and a patient should complete a full course of the drug by consuming the dosages properly in time.
A patient should avoid alcohol carefully while a course of Flagyl. In addition, alcohol should not be consumed within three days after completion of Flagyl course. Effect of Generic Flagyl when consumed alcohol is not healthy and it may crop up several side effects.
Alcohol should be avoided during a course of Generic Flagyl, as alcohol and Metronidazole together might cause vomiting, nausea, flushing, headache, and abnormal heartbeats.
Some other medicines that should be avoided while taking Flagyl are Amprenavir, Anticoagulants, Carbamazepine, Dofetillide.
Generic Flagyl or Metronidazole may lead to certain side effects if not consumed properly. Overdose of this medicine may also cause the negative side effects.
Some of the minor side effects are:
- loss of appetite
- Skin eruption
Some other side effects are:
- numbness or tingling in feet or hands
- burning or pain sensation while urinating
- watery diarrhea or diarrhea with blood
- convulsions and tremors
Store Generic Flagyl in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.