Metronidazole extended-release pills may be prescribed to heal the bacterial vaginosis (infection of the vagina), and some other kinds of infections.
Read the leaflet carefully. Follow the instructions of your doctor.
Metronidazole should be taken orally on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after the meal. Swallow the whole pills with water.
Do not discontinue the treatment even if you notice improvement. Complete the prescribed therapy. .
Flagyl ER Safety Information
Make sure to inform your health care provider in case you have liver disease; seizures (convulsions); anemia or other blood disorders; disease of the nervous system; or other chronic illness. Also tell your doctor if you may have an allergy to Metronidazole, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Flagyl ER Side Effectss
You should immediately contact a doctor in case you notice any signs of the following side effects: numbness, tingling, pain or weakness in the hands or feet; clumsiness, staggers, or unsteadiness; skin rash, itching; vomiting; severe abdominal pain; tiredness or weakness; irritation or discharge from the vagina; fever or chills, sore throat; seizures (convulsions).
The following side effects do not usually need to be reported immediately, but talk to your health care provider if they become continuous or bothersome: diarrhea; appetite loss, food tasting unusual (or like metal); mild stomach pain or cramps; dark brown or reddish urine; dry mouth; nausea; headache.