Q. What should I take to relieve Flagyl induced constipation?

Answered by
Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 23, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am a 29-year-old female. I am trying to overcome constipation caused by the Flagyl antibiotic, and I do not know what medication is safe to take with Flagyl to help me go. I heard taking lemon juice reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics, and I have drunk some. I also heard that lemon juice helps with pulling water into the colon. Is this true? What medications can I take with Flagyl to help rid myself of constipation before it gets too bad?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Well, you rightly pointed out that it is possibly Flagyl causing constipation. You increase the water intake by up to two to three liters in a day. Plus, use Miralax 17 gm sachet twice daily with a glass of water. This is Polyethylene glycol, an osmotic laxative that draws water inside the bowel to help bulk the stools and resolve constipation.

I am confident that your problem will resolve with the first dose. I am interested to know why you are taking Flagyl? I may help sort out your problem further and can give you advice on whether you suppose to take it or not at all.

Thank you doctor,

I am taking Flagyl for bacterial vaginosis. Doctor prescribed me a few days ago, along with some antidiarrheals. It is also giving me some dizziness.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, this medication is notorious for causing such side effects. Well, with Miralax, I am sure your constipation issue would resolve.

I am not an expert in treating bacterial vaginosis, though. Otherwise, I would have suggested some safer alternatives. But usually, such antibiotic courses are often short-lived, and the side effects immediately vanish the day after medications are stopped.

For Miralax, you can continue now and also in the future if you have the same.


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