Metronidazole Tablets work as an antibiotic taken orally to treat different bacterial infections in the vagina such as bacterial vaginosis. It also treats infections caused by bacterias in the stomach or intestines, liver, skin, joints, brain, heart, and respiratory tract.

  • Bacterial vaginosis treatment
  • Relieves BV symptoms
  • Comes in tablets
  • Genuine treatment
  • Sourced in the UK
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Metronidazole? 

Metronidazole is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of bacterial infections such as bacterial vaginosis or BV as well as certain sexually transmitted infections e.g. trichomoniasis. skin infections, rosacea and mouth infections (including infected gums and dental abscesses).

It is also used in the treatment of conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease. Metronidazole treats infected insect bites, skin ulcers, bedsores and wounds, and works to prevent bacterial and parasitic infections. Prescription is needed when you buy it. You can also buy Metronidazole online in pharmacies such as True Medical Pharmacy that offers next day delivery in your home.

How to use Metronidazole? 

Metronidazole comes in different forms such as an oral tablet, an oral capsule, a cream, gel, lotion you apply to your skin, liquid or suppository that you push directly inside your anus, and a vaginal gel. It also comes as an injectable medication given by a healthcare provider. The easiest way to take Metronidazole is by oral tablet.

Each pack of Metronidazole has 21 tablets, each contains 400mg of Metrodinazole, lactose, E104 and E110. Swallow the whole tablet with some water, do not crush, chew or break it. It is recommended to take these tablets during or just after a meal.

The right dosage for you will be decided by your doctor, based on the type and severity of the condition you’re trying to treat. If you are taking metronidazole, you should not drink alcohol or take alcohol-based medications for 12 hours before and 48 hours after treatment with metronidazole because of possible reaction such as flushing, headache, vomiting, cramps, very fast or uneven heartbeat.

How Long Does Metronidazole Take To Work? 

The time it will take for Metronidazole to work depends on the reason you the treatment was prescribed for. Follow your doctor’s instruction on the dosage you should take. If after the last day of the perscription you still do not feel better, do not take more metronidazole than you should and talk to your doctor again. 

Does Metronidazole Make You Sleepy? 

Metronidazole Tablets may make you feel dizzy, drowsy, confused or affect your vision, cause fits or hallucination. 

Do I Need Prescription for Metronidazole? 

Yes, Metronidazole tablets are a prescription-only medication.

Does Metronidazole Treast BV? 

Yes, Metronidazole is a powerful treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis or BV. It is an antibiotic that works by killing bacterial and parasitic infections.

Will Metronidazole Affect My Contraception? 

Metronidazole will not stop any contraception from working including combined pill or mini-pill. However, if you are feeling sick and vomiting or having diarrhoea for more than 24 hours as a side effect of Metronidazole, your contraception pills may not protect you from getting pregnant. 

Will I get Thrush From It? 

Metronidazole will not directly give you thrush. However, because antibiotics kill the normal harmless bacteria that protect you from getting thrush, you may get the fungal infection. This is common if you are using the vaginal gel. 

Will It Reduce My Fertility? 

There has been no strong proof or study that Metronidazole will reduce fertility in either men or women. But to be safe, consult your doctor if you are trying to be pregnant. 

Can I Drink Alcohol With It? 

It is advised not to drink alcohol or any alcohol-based medication 12 hours before you take Metronidazole and 24-48 hours after taking the medicine. 

How long Should I Take It? 

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. You must complete the whole course of medication with it according to what the doctor prescribed.

Want To Know More About Metronidazole?

Warning and Caution

  • You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Metronidazole, or if you have taken Antabuse within the past two weeks.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicine.
  • Avoid drinking or consuming any food or liquid that contain propylene glycol while you are taking metronidazole and after you stop taking it for at least 1 day. Taking Propylene Glycol and metronidazole may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. 
  • There have been reports of seizure and other nervous system abnormalities among patients treated metronidazole. If you experience neurological symptoms such as seizures, headaches, visual changes, weakness, numbness, or tingling while taking this medicine, you should stop taking metronidazole and consult your health provider. 
  • The use of metronidazole on the first trimester of pregnancy could harm the unborn baby. 

Medical Conditions You Should Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Metronidazole:

  • Nerve Disorder
  • Fungal infection anywhere in your body
  • Anaemia (lack of red blood cells) 
  • Low white blood cell (WBC) count
  • Stomach or intestinal disease such as Crohn’s disease
  • Cockayne syndrome (a rare genetic disorder)
  • Nervous system diseases
  • Liver or kidney disease

Do Not Take Metronidazole with These Medications:

  • Antiarrhythmic: dronedarone
  • Antipsychotic: pimozide
  •  Ziprasidone 
  • Alcoholism treatment: disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • HIV medication: amprenavir (Agenerase) 
  • Oral solution; ritonavir (Norvir) 
  • Oral solution; saquinavir (Invirase)
  • Tipranavir (Aptivus)
  • Parasitic worm treatment: mebendazole (Vermox)
  • Oral Typhoid vaccine (Vivotif)

Cancer Warning

Cancer with animals such as rats during testing with metronidazole was found. There must be a possible risk in humans although this is not yet confirmed. Taking of metronidazole should be only under the prescription of a health provider. 

Overdose symptoms may include the following: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, numbness and tingling, or seizures (convulsions). If you think you are overdose or experience any of these while taking metronidazole, seek emergency medical attention.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose of metronidazole, skip the missed dose and continue with your usual dosing time. Do not take a double dose.

If you experience any of the following, you should call your doctor:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth
  • Darkened urine
  • Rash, itchiness, headache, dizziness, or weakness, numbness or pain in your extremities

Stop taking the medicine and call your doctor when you experience any of the following neurological sides effects:

  • Seizure
  • fever, neck stiffness, and increased sensitivity to light
  • vision problems, pain behind your eyes, seeing flashes of light
  • trouble speaking or understanding what is said to you
  • muscle weakness, problems with coordination
  • numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands or feet

Note: If you are experiencing any of these and you are going to the hospital, do not drive on your own. Call someone to drive you to the hospital. 

If You are Allergic to Metronidazole

Seek emergency medical help if you experience an allergic reaction to metronidazole such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.