Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking metronidazole powder for suspensions.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay if you are aware of how you will react to it. Metronidazole powder may cause dizziness and this effect may get worse if you take it with alcohol. Be careful if you are driving or operating any risky activity.
Do NOT use metronidazole powder if:
- You are allergic to any ingredients in metronidazole;
- You are in the first 3 month of pregnancy;
- You drink alcohol or you take any products containing alcohol;
- You are taking busulfan or have taken disulfiram within the past 2 weeks.
Use of metronidazole powder during pregnancy or breastfeeding is only recommended if the benefits outweigh the risks. Some patients should not use metronidazole powder during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Metronidazole powder is also found in breast milk so do not breastfeed while taking metronidazole powder. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking metronidazole powder.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
The usual dose for adults is 500-750mg orally 3 times a day for 7-10 days. The usual dose for children is less than 45kg: 15mg/kg/day orally or 3 divided doses for 7 days.
There are 5 major drugs known that are known to interact with metronidazole such as Amprenavir, busulfan, warfarin, dicumarol, and anisindione. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with metronidazole powder.