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Flagyl Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- What are the possible side effects of metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- What is the most important information I should know about metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- How should I take metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Flagyl)?
- What happens if I overdose (Flagyl)?
- What should I avoid while taking metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- What other drugs will affect metronidazole (Flagyl)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Flagyl)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Flagyl)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, numbness and tingling, or seizures (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking metronidazole (Flagyl)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking metronidazole and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting.
Check the labels of any medicines or food products you use to make sure they do not contain alcohol.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking metronidazole and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect metronidazole (Flagyl)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others); or
- disulfiram (Antabuse).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with metronidazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about metronidazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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