Flagyl ER is an extended release version of the antibiotic. Flagyl ER contains the active component metronidazole. Flagyl ER can be taken in measures of 750mg.
How It Works
Bacteria are like many other organisms, they rely heavily upon DNA to ensure the proper functioning and reproduction of the entities. Metronidazole works by interfering with this vital process. Metronidazole enters the cells and damages the DNA present within the cell. In addition, the bacteria is unable to form new DNA as well. This results in the destruction of this microbial agents within the body. Metronidazole is also effective against protozoa, causing a similar interference.
The main purpose of Flagyl ER is to incapacitate the bacteria that is responsible for vaginal infections.
There are specific conditions under which Flagyl ER must be consumed. To discover if Flagyl ER is the best possible form of treatment for your bacterial infection, you should check in with a physician. If you are prescribed Flagyl ER, it is very important that you follow the instructions very precisely.
You should not deviate from the schedule you have been given while taking Flagyl ER. Suspending or interrupting the treatment could cause a relapse of the infection.
Flagyl ER should be taken in amounts of 750mg once each day. You may have to do this for about a week.
You should take care to avoid chewing or crushing Flagyl ER as you are swallowing it.
Flagyl ER should be only taken before or after a meal has been consumed. You should take Flagyl ER about an hour before eating or at least two hours after eating.
There may be a variety of symptoms that may arise due to the continued use of Flagyl ER. These could include but are not limited to:
Cramps originating in the abdomen
Feeling as though your surroundings or you are moving
Difficulties with maintaining normal sleep patterns
Differences in taste
Dryness of mouth
Tenderness in the upper portions of the face
Problems or discomfort with swallowing
Alterations to voice
Discomfort that is limited to the back
Decrease in accuracy of vision
Uncomfortable sensations in the extremities
The more minor symptoms may soon go away. However, if you notice that some problems remain, it is wise to get the advice of a medical consultant.
Flagyl ER can prove to be harmful to those:
Who are very sensitive to one of the constituents in Flagyl ER or nitroimidazole
Who have recently taken disulfiram or bufulsan
Consume products that contain alcohol
Medications that could be dangerous if taken with Flagyl ER include:
This is not a comprehensive list of drugs. Therefore, it is imperative that you discuss any and all treatments that you may be taking. This includes any supplements or vitamins that you may be consuming of your own accord.
It is best to speak to a medical consultant if you are either an expectant woman or are about to begin or have already started breastfeeding. Your physician will prove to be the best judge about whether or not you should take Flagyl ER considering the circumstances.