Flagyl

Metronidazole is a Nitrimidazole prototype drug used for the treatment of anaerobic bacterial infections. It is sold under the brand name Flagyl. It is widely used in combination with other antibiotics in oro-dental infections and protozoal infections. Adverse effects include metallic taste, anorexia, abdominal cramps, headache, dizziness, dryness of mouth, glossitis, etc. In alcoholics, it can cause disulfiram-like intolerance when taken with alcohol. Prolonged use may cause peripheral neuropathy. It is contraindicated in the first trimester of pregnancy due to its carcinogenic potential.

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Would antibiotics affect birth control?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an appendectomy last week and they have started me on antibiotics, Flagyl, through an IV. Would this affect my birth control? Should I be using other protection?  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flagyl (Metronidazole) as such has no effect on birth control. You need not take any extra precautions for the sake of Flagyl itself. But, if you were on pills earlier and had to discontinue due to surgery, then, of course, you need other protection. To know the metho...  Read Full »

Does Flagyl cause cotton cheese discharge and itching in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,My period was earlier than usual, about nine days earlier, and my cycle this time was 21 days, while usually, it is 28 or 29 days. This period was heavy and long for about six days. Then for about a week later, during ovulation time, I started bleeding dark again.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As explained, the period was heavy, and it stopped now. I guess there is nothing to panic about. However, we need to ascertain the reasons for the early periods this time and about the bleeding during ovulation. Do you have any history of similar problems anytime in ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms pointing towards Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Doctors are switching between whether I have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, based on the response to the treatment and medicine. I started Humira last month, but it has come in for my second round, and it is already a month late. I do not know if that worked or not since I am of...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I know you must be very upset about your ongoing condition. Your symptoms suggest that you have Crohn's disease, not ulcerative colitis. Humira and biological medications like this work for a while before losing effect until the next dose. So yes, if the interva...  Read Full »

What is the cause for recurrent diarrhea for the period of about 1 year?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one year, I am having diarrhea. I went to the doctor. He wrote me some tests. My blood, urine, and feces are normal and negative for parasites. My stomach ultrasound, colonoscopy are normal. Six months later, I went to the dentist. She asked me to take Flagyl 500 mg (Me...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you described this condition to be lasting for almost more than a year, it can be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), but IBS usually starts at an early age than this, although it can happen at any age. That is why it is important to rule out all organic causes before...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken for excessive sweating and light headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I have been having light headache, weakness, excessive sweating, and internal heat for a month now. I went to do a Widal test and my result was typhi 160++. I was given a pill at the hospital called Ciprobay which I completed the dosage but I am still feeling t...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Typhoid infection takes 14 days to resolve. Please take full doses of drugs and do not leave it incomplete.  I suggest you take tablet Ceftum (Cefuroxime) 500 mg twice a day for three days and tablet Azee (Azithromycin) 500 mg once a day for three days and tablet Pac...  Read Full »

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