Unusual vaginal discharge, especially after sex, is the sign of bacterial vaginosis, which is an unpleasant infection with a strong fishy smell. Using antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis will help to restore a woman’s health and daily life as well as sex life more pleasant.
What is Flagyl?
Flagyl is a commonly used antibiotic belonging to the nitroimidazole class of antibiotics. Generally, it is used in the treatment ofbacterial vaginosis.
How does Flagyl work?
It has a bactericidal effect, which means it works by killing the bacteria in the affected area.
Benefits of taking Flagyl
Bacterial vaginosis is an unpleasant infection. The usual signs of bacterial vaginosis are unusual vaginal discharge, especially after sex. The change in color and consistency of the discharge can also be observed. The color of discharge becomes greyish-white and thin and watery.
Treatment of bacterial vaginosis with antibiotics restores the health of women and makes daily and sexual life a lot more pleasant.
How to use Flagyl?
Flagyl must be sold on a valid prescription only. It is necessary for you to follow the doctor’s advice and must see the medication packet for a patient information leaflet.
It is advised not to crush or chew the tablet instead Flagyl tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It must be taken during or after a meal. Your doctor will decide the dose of the Flagyl depending on the severity and type of the condition.
It is recommended not to discontinue the treatment with Flagyl when you start to feel better, or your symptoms begin to clear. You have to complete the prescribed antibiotic course.
Flagyl is an antibiotic drug, usually 400mg per tablet. For the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, 800mg is recommended initially after every 8 hours. In the case of children, Flagyl is recommended to treat various infections and illnesses.
Side effects & precautions
It would help if you first asked your doctor before starting Flagyl. If you suffer from any of the following side effects, then you should not use Flagyl.
- Hypersensitivity to Flagyl
- Allergic to nitroimidazoles
- Hypersensitive to any of the other ingredients in this medicine
Several factors can affect the action of Flagyl, such as;
- Having a liver problem
- Kidney dialysis
- The disease of the nervous system
Like any other medicine, Flagyl can also be affected by a number of different medications. The following are the medicines that can affect the working of Flagyl.
- Lithium for mental illness
- Disulfiram for alcoholism
- Epilepsy medicines such as phenobarbital or phenytoin
- Anti-cancer medicines; 5 fluorouracil
- Blood-thinning agents like warfarin
In case you are taking above mentioned medications, then you should consult your doctor. You must also seek the advice of a doctor in case of pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding. In the case of kidney dialysis, you must take Flagyl after treatment, because dialysis removes Flagyl from the blood.
Using Flagyl can cause several side effects, which include;
- Loss of appetite
- Numbness, tingling, pain, or a feeling of weakness, in the arms or legs
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Feeling sick, being sick, upset stomach, stomach pain or diarrhea
In case you experience serious side effects, such as skin rashes, serve stomach pain or difficulty in breathing, then immediately consult your doctor.
|Packaging||Blister Pack of 15 Pills|
|prescribed||Amebiasis, Trichomoniasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Bacterial infections and Surgical prophylaxis|
|How it works?||It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and protozoa by interfering with the DNA synthesis.|