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Metronidazole (generic Metrogel)

  • What is metronidazole?
    Metronidazole (generic Metrogel) is an oral antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the heart, blood, nervous system, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs, joints, bones, and skin. Extended-release metronidazole is commonly prescribed as a treatment for bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted bacterial infections such as trichomoniasis. If metronidazole is being used as a treatment for a sexually transmitted infection (like trichomoniasis), both sex partners should use the medication simultaneously. This helps reduce the risk of reinfection in either partner. Antibiotics stop the growth of harmful bacteria in the body, so simultaneous use of metronidazole will help prevent the infection from living on and being passed between partners.

    Talk to your doctor about whether metronidazole is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of metronidazole?
    Even though metronidazole may cause some side effects, it is important to remember that your doctor prescribed the antibiotic as a treatment for a bacterial infection. If left untreated, these infections can cause severe complications.


Common side effects caused by metronidazole include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness

Talk to your doctor if any of these symptoms do not go away after a day or two.

Do not drink alcohol while using metronidazole. These substances may cause severe nausea, vomiting, and other complications. Do not drink alcohol until 3 days after discontinuing use of metronidazole.

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Frequently asked questions about metronidazole

What is metronidazole?

Metronidazole is an oral antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the heart, blood, nervous system, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs, joints, bones, and skin. Extended-release metronidazole is commonly prescribed as a treatment for bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted bacterial infections such as trichomoniasis.

Because metronidazole is an antibiotic, it cannot be used for the treatment of viral infections. If metronidazole is being used as a treatment for a sexually transmitted infection (like trichomoniasis), both sex partners should use the medication simultaneously. This helps reduce the risk of reinfection in either partner. Antibiotics stop the growth of harmful bacteria in the body, so simultaneous use of metronidazole will help prevent the infection from living on and being passed between partners.

What is metronidazole used to treat?

Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections, including infections of the reproductive tract like bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis.

How does metronidazole work?

Metronidazole belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazole antimicrobials. These drugs essentially kill harmful bacteria cells, which prevents them from repopulating and overgrowing. When the growth of these bacteria is curbed, the infection they cause will begin to heal.

What are the most common side effects of metronidazole?

Even though metronidazole may cause some side effects, it is important to remember that your doctor prescribed the antibiotic as a treatment for a bacterial infection. If left untreated, these infections can cause severe complications.

Common side effects caused by metronidazole include:
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Diarrhea
- Constipation
- Headache
- Irritability
- Dry mouth
- Dizziness


Talk to your doctor if any of these symptoms do not go away after a day or two.

Do not drink alcohol while using metronidazole. These substances may cause severe nausea, vomiting, and other complications. Do not drink alcohol until 3 days after discontinuing use of metronidazole.

How long does it take for metronidazole to work?

Metronidazole will begin to treat bacterial infections shortly after being administered. It may take several days before you notice a reduction in symptoms caused by the infection. Do not increase your dosage without an order from your doctor. In addition, it is important that you take a full course of the antibiotic. This prevents the bacteria from growing back. Do not discontinue the use of metronidazole without the express permission of your health care provider.

What is the typical starting dose for metronidazole?

The dosage for metronidazole depends on your age, size, and the infection being treated.

For trichomoniasis, metronidazole is commonly prescribed as a 750 mg dose to be taken two times daily for a total of 7 days.

For other bacterial infections, most adults are prescribed a 7.5 mg dose to be taken every 6 hours for 7-10 days. For smaller patients, this dose may be reduced, depending on the severity of the infection.

Be sure to follow your provider’s dosage instructions. Do not increase the dosage or discontinue the use of metronidazole without consulting with them first. Overdosing metronidazole can cause serious adverse reactions. Not taking the medication throughout the whole course of treatment can cause the infection to recur. Follow the directions on the label and alert your health care provider if you begin to notice any side effects that do not go away within a day or two.

Can I get metronidazole online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for metronidazole to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

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