Flagyl tablets online UK
Flagyl tablets – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Flagyl?
It’s also an anti-protozoal medication and can be used to treat parasitic infections caused by protozoa.
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa.
What symptoms does Flagyl treat?
Flagyl is generally used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, skin, joints, and respiratory tract. It can also be used along with anti-ulcer medications to treat some kinds of stomach ulcer.
However, Flagyl won’t help with vaginal yeast infections, and nor will it help with colds or flu which are caused by viruses not bacteria.
Which bacteria does Flagyl treat?
Flagyl / metronidazole affects mainly anaerobic bacteria (those which don’t need oxygen to survive) and doesn’t have much effect on aerobic bacteria.
As such Flagyl can treat the bacteria responsible for various diseases including bacterial vaginosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, some kinds of colitis and pneumonia, lung abscess, rosacea, fungating wounds, abdominal infections, and mouth infections including periodontitis.
It can also treat infections caused by anaerobic bacteria (those which don’t need oxygen to survive), such as Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Clostridium, Peptostreptococcus, and Prevotella species (see wikipedia for details).
For a full list of bacteria that Flagyl can treat, click here: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7644/flagyl-oral/details/list-conditions
As well as fighting bacteria, it can fight infections caused by some kinds of parasites, such as trichomoniasis and giardiasis (caused by protozoa) and amebiasis (caused by ameoba). Lovely.
What are the strengths of Flagyl available?
Flagyl tablets can be taken orally in doses of 250mg and 500mg or sometimes 200mg and 400mg, depending on the manufacturer. Some make capsules of 375mg.
There’s also a topical version of Flagyl (a cream, gel or lotion) used for treating the symptoms of rosacea.
It’s difficult to say how much you should take as doctors are recommended to give “individualised” treatments, depending on the type of infection, its seriousness, other health conditions etc.
So there’s no standard dose of Flagyl tablets although 400mg tablets are very popular to treat a range of infections.
When should you take Flagyl?
All antibiotics work best by keeping the amount of them in your body fairly constant. So take Flagyl tablets at evenly spaced intervals.
It’s best to take Flagyl tablets with food or at least with a glass of milk or water otherwise you might get an upset stomach.
One thing that’s very important when taking antibiotics is to keep taking the antibiotic for as long as you’re prescribed – even if you start feeling better sooner. This is because if you stop the medication too early, some bacteria (or protozoa) may still be left in your body and if they’re not killed or suppressed they can become resistant to the antibiotic. This means that the antibiotic will no longer work on them and your infection might come back.
In the bigger picture, these antiobiotic-resistant bacteria can then spread and so more and more bacteria become drug-resistant and thus less effective. This is actually becoming a serious problem for health care worldwide if bacteria become drug-resistant faster than new antibiotics are found and developed.
Who manufactires and supplies Flagyl tablets?
Brand name Flagyl is made by huge American pharmaceutical company, Pfizer.
However, their patent on it has expired so generic versions of Flagyl – using the same ingredient metronidazole – are widely available, made by various companies around the world. This fact makes Flagyl tablets online an increasingly popular way to access this effective antibiotic.
How do Flagyl tablets compare to other antibiotics like Cipro or Zithamax or penicillin?
Each of these antibiotics is a different kind of antibiotic (there are several different kinds). Each type of antibiotic (and each antibiotic within that type) is suitable for treating a different range of bacterial infections, although there’s some overlap.
For example, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used to treat infections of the bones, joints, abdomen, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin. Zithromax (azithromycin) can be used to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler’s diarrhea, and certain other intestinal infections, as well as chlamydia and gonorrhea, and others.
Pencillin antibiotics are most often used to treat infections caused by Staphylococci, Streptococci and Listeria bacteria such as ear and throat infections and meningitis.
Unlike Flagyl, the other antibiotics – Cipro, Zithromax, Penicillin – don’t treat protozoal infections although there’s another similar antiobiotic which does called Doxyclyline
How much does flagyl cost?
Flagyl tablets online are very affordable these days since generic version are widely available. You can get it for just a few pence per dose.
Check the Flagyl over the counter price comparison table below where you can find 200mg Flagyl tablets for as low as £0.29 each and 400mg Flagyl tablets as low as £0.31 each.
These Flagyl tablets contain 200mg and 400mg of the active ingredient metronidazole.
First the price comparison table for Flagyl tablets 200mg. Three
Flagyl 200mgFlagyl (the brand name of metronidazole) is an antibiotic which fights bacteria and thus can be used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It's also an anti-protozoal medication and can be used to treat parasitic infections caused by protozoa. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa.
Flagyl 400mgFlagyl can treat the bacteria responsible for various diseases including bacterial vaginosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, some kinds of colitis and pneumonia, lung abscess, rosacea, fungating wounds, abdominal infections, and mouth infections including periodontitis.
Do you need a prescription for Flagyl?
As with all antibiotics, you need a prescription to purchase Flagyl tablets online.
However, all online pharmacies listed in the Flagyl online price comparison allow you to complete consultations as part of the checkout process.
Once approved by a medical expert, taking only usually a minute or less, it counts as a legal prescription enabling to complete your purchase of Flagyl tablets online.
Where can you buy Flagyl online?
Many pharmacies – both in the UK and overseas – sell Flagyl (brand name or generic versions of metronidazole) online.
Can you take Flagyl with alcohol or on an empty stomach?
It’s not a good idea to take Flagyl on an empty stomach as doing this can cause an upset stomach.
Also, don’t drink alcohol while taking it – or even for a day or two afterwards – because this can also cause stomach upset or cramps as well as nausea, vomiting, headache, fast heartbeat, and a tingly feeling.
Check any other medicines or supplements you’re taking to make sure they don’t contain alcohol.
What are the common side effects of Flagyl?
Flagyl can make you dizzy so don’t drive or operate machinery etc while taking it – at least until you’re sure the Flagyl isn’t making you dizzy.
Other common side effects include headaches, nausea, a metallic taste, loss of appetite, diarrhea or constipation, stomach pain, changes in taste, and a dry mouth may occur. Keep an eye on any of these symptoms and see a doctor if they get worse.
More serious side effects include:
- unsteadiness, seizures,
- mental/mood changes (such as confusion),
- numbness or tingling of hands or feet,
- painful urination,
- eye pain,
- severe/persistent headache,
- sudden vision changes,
- a stiff or painful neck,
- sore throat,
- persistent fever,
- unusual bleeding or bruising,
- severe stomach pain,
- persistent nausea and/or vomiting.
Your urine might get darker but this is harmless.
Another possible side effect of Flagyl is that it can also cause mood swings and it’s possible that it’s carcinogenic.
If you take Flagyl for extended periods you are more prone to yeast infections like thrush in your mouth or vagina.
As ever, some people may be allergic to it so get immediate medical help if you experience itching or swelling of the face, mouth, throat or tongue, trouble breathing, hives or a rash, or severe dizziness.
Metronidazole should not be used in early pregnancy but appears to be okay in later pregnancy. Also, be careful of using while breastfeeding as it can pass into your milk. Check with a doctor.
For a full list of possible see flagyl side effects.