Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking metronidazole.
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 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 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 during pregnancy or breast feeding is only recommended if the benefits outweigh the risks. Some patients should not use metronidazole during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Metronidazole is also found in breast milk so do not breast feed while taking the medicine. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking metronidazole tablets.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is: 500-750mg orally 3 times a day for 7-10 days.
Usual does for children is:
Less than 45 kg: 15mg/kg/day orally and 3 divided doses for 7 days.
There are 5 major drugs known that are known to interact with metronidazole. Amprenavir, busulfan, warfarin, dicumarol and anisinsione are the major drugs that interact with metronidazole. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with metronidazole.