Metronidazole is a widely used antibiotic that treats various bacterial infections. It is effective against anaerobic single-celled bacteria and intestinal parasites like Giardia lamblia and ameba.
Metronidazole can be prescribed to treat bacterial vaginosis and mouth infections as well as various parasitic infections like giardia infections of the small intestine, amebic dysentery, and amebic liver abscess. It is also used in combination with other antibiotics to treat endocarditis and pelvic inflammatory disease including abscesses in the liver, abdomen, pelvis, and brain.
Metronidazole is produced under the various brand names, the most common is Flagyl. In comparison with a wide range of Metronidazole generic equivalents produced nowadays, its brand names have a much higher price. It is noteworthy that despite their price, generics are equal to brand names in quality.
There are different forms of Metronidazole presented on the market, such as gel, tablets, capsules, film-coated tablets, suppository, and cream. It is taken orally or intravenously In the hospital.
Metronidazole will not treat virus infections, such as vaginal yeast infection or common flu.