Treatment description: Metronidazole

Metronidazole is designed to treat a whole host of bacterial infections, including bacterial sexually transmitted diseases such as trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella vaginalis). It works by stopping the bacteria's ability to grow and multiply, which allows the body's immune system to naturally get rid of the foreign body by itself. This action speeds up your recovery and negates the chance of passing it onto someone else.

How does Metronidazole work?

Working at DNA level, Metronidazole stops the bacteria in your body from being able to strengthen and reproduce. Leaving the bacteria in a weakened state means the body's immune system has a better chance of being able to defeat the infection and get rid of it from your system.

What are the benefits of Metronidazole tablets?

Trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are both conditions which can be effectively treated by this medication. It will limit the risk of you experiencing further health complications and the likelihood of you being able to pass on the infection. Taken over a short period of time, Metronidazole is both a fast acting and discreet medication.

What are the side effects of Metronidazole 400mg?

When taking this medication, it is possible that you will experience some side effects, although it is important to note that they do not affect everyone and are usually mild. Some of the more common side effects which you may experience could include loss of appetite or fever, depression, a metallic taste in the mouth, nausea, skin redness, itching, and a burning or stinging sensation of the skin. If you experience any of these adverse reactions over a prolonged period of time, you are advised to speak to your doctor straight away.

Is Metronidazole safe for anyone?

Metronidazole 400mg is a treatment which has been designed for most adults to take to treat trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis (BV). You are however advised not to take this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have an allergy to any of the medication's ingredients, including the active ingredient metronidazole.

It is important to let your doctor know if you have a nervous system disease, have liver problems, or if you have an issue with your kidneys which involves dialysis. Your doctor should also be informed of any other medications which you are currently taking.

Dosage information

Each Metronidazole tablet is to be swallowed whole with water whilst eating or immediately after. You dose will be decided by your doctor and this will be dependent on your health status and previous medical history although typically you would take a 400mg dose over the course of seven days or one single 2000mg tablet to treat trichomonas vaginalis or bacterial vaginosis.

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