General Facts About Flagyl
Flagyl cannot help with viral or yeast infections. Patients are advised to get Flagyl prescription from a doctor. It is normally used three times a day. There is a higher and lower strength which are meant for adults and children respectively. Flagyl reacts with alcohol. There are reports that Flagyl can cause some discomforts during the first days of the treatment and the tablets have unpleasant taste. It makes the mouth have a metallic taste. Feeling nausea and even throwing up are some of the common side effects. If the situation is too bad, the patient should go back to the doctor for an alternative treatment.
Using Flagyl: Using Flagyl should be done under the doctor's instruction. One has to be careful not to use this drug while pregnant. It is actually not prescribed for persons who are planning to become pregnant. Someone with liver disease should use another type of antibiotic not Flagyl. It takes time to be absorbed and it can irritate the digestive system. This means that anyone who has an intestinal condition should not use Flagyl. A doctor will recommend the right dose that cannot react with some of these conditions. Breastfeeding mothers should not use Flagyl. Flagyl should be used for the period that a doctor recommends. Patients are advised not to use it for an extended time or shorter than it is expected of them. Flagyl comes with a literature that one should read prior to using it. The dosage of Flagyl can run from three days up to a week. For an intensive treatment, it can be extended for a longer time by the doctor. Just like any other antibiotic, if used wrongly, one can develop Flagyl resistance and the drug cannot help the patient anymore. It is not a good idea to buy it over the counter. Flagyl has to be used through the recommendation of a doctor or a pharmacist.
Flagyl Presentation: There is syrup for children and Flagyl tablets for adults. There are some modified ones which take time to be released in to the blood stream. This one is known as Flagyl ER. Doctors recommend that one should take it before a meal. Flagyl tablets should not be chewed. This can expose the patient to too much Flagyl in the blood stream at one time. The whole some tablet is absorbed bit by bit. They are made to be swallowed whole. These Flagyl tablets have a bitter taste though.
Flagyl Dosage: It is wrong to fail to take a Flagyl dose. This will affect the way the Flagyl treatment is supposed to work. However, one should not take a double dose to catch up on the skipped one. This is dangerous and cause more problems. When under Flagyl treatment most people notice that the infection goes away before the dose is over. One should make sure that all the Flagyl tablets are taken according to the prescription. If one stops half way, the infection is bound to come back and the individual will be forced to take a stronger drug. When one falls sick while still using Flagyl, it is very important to let the doctor know this. There are some drugs that can cause a contraindication if used alongside Flagyl. This applies mostly to the drugs that are alcohol based.