Metronidazole: All You Need to Know

If you’ve noticed your vaginal discharge has a fishy smell and looks weird, you might have bacterial vaginosis. It’s a type of infection and it’s easily treated with antibiotics which help restore the balance of the bacteria in the vagina.

What is Metronidazole and how does it work?

This is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections inside the vagina. It works by killing the bacteria in specific areas impacted by the infection.

How quickly does Metronidazole work?

If used for bacterial infections, Metronidazole takes at least 48 hours to a week before the patient starts feeling better. Your condition is the key factor that affects the duration of the treatment. By consulting your physician you’ll know exactly how long will your treatment last and when you should start feeling better.

Does Metronidazole make you sleepy?

Metronidazole is known to cause sleepiness and drowsiness as a side effect, but this shouldn’t be of concern, as it’s a potent antibiotic. However, during your treatment with Metronidazole, it’s not recommended that you drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

Metronidazole benefits

Bacterial vaginosis manifests by making the vaginal discharge smell unpleasant and being thin, watery and of grey-white colour.

An antibiotic like Metronidazole helps in restoring women’s health and it makes life and sex much more enjoyable.

How to use Metronidazole

This medication can only be obtained with a prescription. You should follow the instructions of your physician. Don’t forget to read the informative pamphlet which is in the package.

Metronidazole tablets should be swallowed whole, preferably with water. The tablet shouldn’t be crushed or chewed. The medication is taken during or after the meal and the doctor will decide your dose because it depends on the severity and type of your condition.

Don’t stop the treatment as soon as you feel better, complete the treatment that your doctor has advised you to do.

What should I avoid while taking Metronidazole?

Since Metronidazole is an antibiotic, you should abstain from alcohol while under the treatment, because it can cause complications. Also, any food containing propylene glycol (soft drinks, baking mixes, salad dressings, powdered drink mixes) should be avoided, as it counteracts this medication.

If you’re treating bacterial vaginosis, during your treatment with Metronidazole you should abstain from having sexual intercourse. This may weaken the strength of the medication so you’ll do more harm than good. And since the treatment doesn’t last long, it won’t be difficult to wait.

What happens if you stop taking Metronidazole early?

If you stop taking Metronidazole before your treatment is complete, you will make the drug less effective and you’ll develop bacterial resistance. This means that bacteria will be too strong and Metronidazole will no longer be effective in treating it. Consult your doctor if you start feeling better but don’t abrupt the treatment by yourself. Most Metronidazole treatments last for no more than 7 days, so you should be cured in that period.

Metronidazole dosage

This medication contains 400mg of an active antibiotic per tablet. The usual dose for bacterial vaginosis is an initial 800mg and afterwards 400mg every 8 hours. Metronidazole is safe for children too, as it can help in the treatment of other infections. Your physician will tell you the right dose for your condition.

If you take Metronidazole in a larger quantity than advised, contact your physician immediately. In case you forgot to take your dose, take it when you remember, but not if it’s soon time for the next dose.

Where can I purchase Metronidazole online?

Metronidazole is available for purchase online at UK Meds. A consultation with our prescriber service is mandatory before you can obtain Metronidazole. This way you can be certain that this medication is the proper medication for you.