The Metronidazole eliminates microorganisms that cause infections of the reproductive system, digestive tract and skin. It is used in the presence of amoebiasis, vaginitis, Trichomonas infections, giardiasis, anaerobic bacteria and treponema infections.
What is Metronidazole?
Metronidazole is mutated by target microorganisms in its active form, which by binding permanently to DNA cancels its structure thus eliminating its multiplication. The end result is the death of bacteria.
How is Metronidazole taken?
Metronidazole is usually administered orally in the form of tablets or capsules to be taken 2-3 times a day for 5-10 days. If needed, therapy can be extended.
Side effects of Metronidazole
Metronidazole could be a carcinogen.
Among its known side effects we also find:
- He retched
- stomach upset
- decreased appetite
- dry mouth
- metallic or unpleasant taste in the mouth
- dark or reddish urine
- feeling of having a sandy tongue
- mouth or tongue irritation
- numbness or tingling in hands or feet
It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:
- nasal congestion
- bad joints
Warnings on the use of Metronidazole
Alcohol should not be consumed during Metronidazole therapy. It is also better to avoid excessive exposure to the sun, as the medicine increases the sensitivity of the skin to its rays.
Before starting therapy it is essential to warn the doctor:
- the possible allergy to the active substance, its excipients or any other medicinal product;
- of the other drugs, phytotherapy and supplements that are being taken, specifically anticoagulants, Astemizole, Disulfiram, Lithium, Fenobarbital, Fenitoina and vitamins;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from blood, kidney or liver disorders or Crohn’s disease ;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .