June 30, 2015
Recommended Topic Related To:

Flagyl

"Every year, more than two million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rep"...

Flagyl




Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

Single oral doses of metronidazole, up to 15 g, have been reported in suicide attempts and accidental overdoses. Symptoms reported include nausea, vomiting, and ataxia.

Oral metronidazole has been studied as a radiation sensitizer in the treatment of malignant tumors. Neurotoxic effects, including seizures and peripheral neuropathy, have been reported after 5 to 7 days of doses of 6 to 10.4 g every other day.

Treatment: There is no specific antidote for Flagyl (metronidazole) overdose; therefore, management of the patient should consist of symptomatic and supportive therapy.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Flagyl (metronidazole) is contraindicated in patients with a prior history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives.

In patients with trichomoniasis, Flagyl (metronidazole) is contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy. (See WARNINGS)

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/27/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Overdosage
Contraindications

Flagyl - User Reviews

Flagyl User Reviews

Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.

Here is a collection of user reviews for the medication Flagyl sorted by most helpful. Patient Discussions FAQs

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Women's Health

Find out what women really need.