Generic Flagyl, or metronidazole, is an antibiotic medicine that is mainly used for battling against protozoa, amoeba, and anaerobic bacteria that causes sickness. Generic Flagyl is actually the first choice for initial signs of mild-to-moderate infections caused by Clostridium difficile (causes infectious diarrhea due to the presence of some spore-forming bacteria) because of its obviously low price.
Generic Flagyl tablets normally come in the form of tablets of 250 mg or 500 mg of metronidazole, the active ingredient. Inactive ingredients contained in generic Flagyl include hydroxypropyl cellulose, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, hypromellose, cellulose, FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake, and polyethylene glycol.
Generic Flagyl is mainly used for the treatment of many ailments such as: bacterial vaginosis, amoebiasis, pelvic inflammatory disease, aspiration pneumonia, lung abscess, gingivitis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and infections caused by anaerobic organisms such as species of Clostridium, Fusobacterium and Bacteroides.
Generic Flagyl is also used in combination with other drugs to eliminate Helicobacter pylori. Moreover, Generic flagyl can help prevent infection in patients who are recovering from surgical operations.
When you are prescribed generic Flagyl, you need to take this medicine in its entire prescribed length of time as directed by your doctor. Keep in mind that this happens to most antibiotics, that when you take generic Flagyl, you may feel definitely much better even before the infection is completely eliminated from your system. Make it a point not to skip any doses of generic Flagyl because this might increase your risk for having an infection that is very strong or resistant to antibiotics. Also, remember that generic Flagyl is only for bacterial infections, so it will not be able to do anything if you have a viral infection like the flu or common cold. Never drink any alcohol while you are under generic Flagyl treatment and make sure that 3 days has passed after you stop taking generic Flagyl so that you are allowed to drink alcohol again. The reason for this is that alcohol may have bad side effects if you drink some while under a course of generic Flagyl treatment. Side effects of generic Flagyl plus alcohol include quick heart rate, tingly sensation, nausea, vomiting, and redness or warm sensation under the skin.
If you are currently expecting a baby, you are trying to conceive, or you are currently nursing, inform your doctor about it because generic Flagyl might be detrimental to the baby.
Before taking generic Flagyl, let your doctor know if you have any nerve disorders, liver disease, intestinal or stomach diseases like Crohn’s disease, anemia or leukopenia, and epilepsy or other seizure disorders. If you have any of these issues, you might be given a dose adjustment of your generic Flagyl or you might undergo some special tests in order to determine if it is entirely safe for you to take generic Flagyl.
If you are taking generic Flagyl right now, it is important to know that you take this medicine either with food or a full glass of liquid (milk or water) in order to avoid getting an upset stomach.