Flagyl: Metronidazole belongs to the class of medications called antibiotics. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It is most commonly used for abdominal, vaginal, and intestinal infections. Metronidazole works by killing bacteria.
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. Many medications can cause side effects. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
Nonprescription medicines, vitamins, natural remedies, and certain foods may also interact. Using these products together might cause harmful side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking: Antacids containing aluminum, calcium or magnesium such as Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums (take them at least 2 hours.
This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as determined by your healthcare provider.
Do not use this medicine for any other infections unless your healthcare provider approves.
Contact your healthcare provider if your condition does not improve in a few days or if it gets worse.
Do not share medicines with other people.
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Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
What are the possible side effects?
This is also a risk if this medicine is taken during pregnancy. This medicine is usually not given to infants or children younger than 8 years old because it can cause problems with tooth development.
In that case, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed.
There are no known interactions with foods. Alcohol should be avoided during and for 3 days after taking metronidazole. The combination of metronidazole with alcohol can cause severe abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and headaches. Be aware of “hidden” alcohol in over-the-counter preparations such as cough and.
Flagyl(250 mg,375 mg,500 mg,750 mg ER ) Protostat(250 mg,500 mg ) This drug is available in a generic form.
So, the FDA has a grading system for each drug which reflects what is known medically. It ranks drugs from A, where medical studies show no evidence for danger to the fetus or mother, to B, C, D and X, where the medical evidence indicates that the risk to the fetus outweighs any benefit to the mother. Metronidazole is ranked B. Most females now know that, if possible, no drug, including alcohol, should be taken during pregnancy or lactation.
Administration of tetracycline and calcium carbonate should be separated by two to three hours. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
Applies to:bismuth subcitrate potassium/metronidazole/tetracycline and Acid Reducer + Antacid Dual Action (calcium carbonate/famotidine/magnesium hydroxide).
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This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include Micromedex (updated Dec 4th, 2017), Cerner Multum (updated Dec 5th, 2017), Wolters Kluwer (updated Dec 1st, 2017) and others.
A Moderate Drug Interaction exists between bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline and Tums Extra Strength 750. View detailed information regarding this drug interaction.
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If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor. Using calcium carbonate together with tetracycline may decrease the effects of tetracycline. It is important to l your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Administration of tetracycline and calcium carbonate should be separated by two to three hours.
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