metronidazole

Metronidazole

Metronidazole is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, amebicide, and antiprotozoal. Metronidazole is used in the treatment of protozoan infections: Entamoeba histolytica, Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia lamblia and anaerobic infections, as well as conditions caused by Helicobacter pylori, and Gardnerella vaginalis.

  • Metronidazole brings quick relief from annoying and bothersome symptoms of infection
  • The treatment makes it possible to treat diseases such as trichomoniasis and bacterial inflammation of the vagina and the penis.
  • A marked improvement can be observed after a single dose – 5 tablets of 400 mg (2000 mg)

How can Metronidazole help me?

Metronidazole tablets contain the active ingredient of the same name. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and protozoa. Metronidazole has proved to be a very effective weapon against diseases caused primarily by anaerobic bacteria. What is characteristic about this type of bacteria is that they do not require oxygen for growth and reproduction. Anaerobic bacteria cause infections in many areas of the body, e.g.: bones, intestines, gums, etc.
Metronidazole is also used to prevent infections after surgery, especially in the case of gynaecological and intestinal surgery. High doses of Metronidazole can also penetrate into the brain, which makes them useful in the treatment of abscesses.

Metronidazole is also used to treat protozoan infections causing:

  • trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis)
  • amoebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica)
  • giardiasis (Giardia lamblia)
  • stomach diseases and duodenal ulcers (Helicobacter pylori)
  • bacterial vaginosis (Gardnerella vaginalis)

The effectiveness of Metronidazole in fighting specific microorganisms should be confirmed by means of a swab taken from the infected area.

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of diseases caused by the previously mentioned Helicobacter pylori. The presence of these bacteria is usually associated with gastric ulcers, which can be effectively treated after eliminating the pathogen. In such cases, Metronidazole is used in combination with appropriate inhibitors that reduce gastric acid secretion and help rebuild gastric microflora, which enables the antibiotic to be more effective.

How does Metronidazole work?

The effectiveness of Metronidazole is associated with the mechanism of its action. The active ingredient of the treatment acts directly on the genetic material of bacteria or protozoa in order to destroy it. With damaged DNA, these organisms are unable to reproduce, and, consequently, neither can they infect subsequent body cells – and as a result, the immune system is able to fight off the infection.

Who can use Metronidazole?

Metronidazole can be used by patients over the age of 18 for the treatment of the following ailments:

  • Metronidazole can be used to prevent and treat infections caused by anaerobic bacteria as a result of surgery – especially gynaecological or intestinal surgery
  • Bacterial infection of the blood (sepsis)
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Infection of the genitourinary tract caused by protozoa
  • Amoebiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Bacterial infection of the uterine cavity or wounds of the birth canal or perineum following childbirth (puerperal fever)
  • Severe cases of pneumonia (necrotising pneumonia)
  • Bacterial infection of the bone or bone marrow (osteomyelitis)
  • Inflammation of the peritoneum
  • Bacterial dental infections
  • Gingivitis

These are just some of the diseases whose treatment may use the support of Metronidazole, which confirms a broad spectrum of its action as well as its high efficacy.

Who should not use Metronidazole?

In the case of most adults, taking Metronidazole should not cause any side effects. However, the treatment should be used with caution in the following cases:

  • liver dysfunction
  • diseases of the brain or spinal cord
  • porphyria
  • hypersensitivity or allergy to any component of the treatment
  • pregnancy and lactation

When completing the medical consultation form, please pay attention to these contraindications in the use of the drug Metronidazole, as improper use of any medication can threaten your life or health.

How should Metronidazole be used?

Metronidazole should be dosed in accordance with the recommendations of your doctor. Below you will only find the manufacturer’s indications for the use of this treatment as formulated in the leaflet accompanying the product.

Metronidazole can be used in one of the two ways:

  • One 400 mg tablet once a day for 7-10 days
  • A single dose of 2000 mg (5 tablets of 400 mg)

Individual dosage should always be established by a physician taking into account the patient’s general tolerance to the active ingredients and the condition for which the drug is to be used. If the patient is prone to sensitivity to antibiotics, the lower dose of the drug may be a better solution (the first method).
As is the case with all antibiotics, when using Metronidazole you should avoid having alcohol for at least 48 hours after ingestion. It is also important to run tests for the presence of the disease at least two weeks after the discontinuation of the treatment in order to avoid potential falsification of the results by the antibiotic.

Does Metronidazole cause any side effects?

Using most types of medications is associated with potential side effects. Below we have listed some of the possible side effects that may be the result of taking Metronidazole.

Potential side effects of using Metronidazole include:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Abnormal taste
  • Inflammation or ulceration of the mouth
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Swelling of the lips, face or tongue (angioedema)
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Ataxia
  • Rash
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Depressed mood
    Hepatic impairment

The above-mentioned side effects may not include all adverse reactions reported to the manufacturer. More information on other possible risks associated with the use of Metronidazole can be found in the leaflet included in the packaging. If you notice any alarming symptoms, consult your doctor or pharmacist, and they will determine whether further use of the treatment is safe and does not endanger your health or life.

Can I buy Metronidazole online?

Metronidazole tablets can be purchased online through our website. The ordering process is very simple and strictly confidential. However, our prospective customers are expected to thoroughly complete the medical consultation form. It is a prerequisite for the sale of medical treatments online. If our doctor decides that Metronidazole can be used by you without any negative consequences, the prescription will be forwarded to fulfilment, and the drug will be delivered to you within 24-48 hours.