Flagyl 500 is a type of antibacterial medicine effective for stopping and treating bacterial and protozoal infections. Any harmful bacteria have caused trouble in your organs and tissues can be eradicated with Flagyl 500, as well as some parasites. The advantage of Flagyl 500 unlike the other antibiotics is that can easily thrive into your cells and tissues so that bacteria can be killed even in the deepest places where they hide. Infections should be treated as soon as you are diagnosed with the ailment to prevent it from growing and further spreading throughout the other parts of your body. Infections at the bones, respiratory system, skin, vagina, joints, abdomen, intestines, and the nervous system can be treated with Flagyl 500.
Flagyl 500 is a popular dosage being recommended by doctors, although your dose may vary depending on your age and how severe your infection is. Most doctors might recommend you a starting dosa lower than Flagyl 500. The most important thing during treatment is to have regular interval of taking Flagyl 500 so that there is constant amount of the drug in your blood stream. This gives the bacteria and parasites no chances of surviving. You are recommended to fix a dosing sched so that you can take Flagyl 500 at a particular time of the day. In case you miss a dose, leave the previous one and proceed with the next. Avoid taking the dose twice in case you missed your previous dosage to avoid dangerous overdosage side effects.
People with known allergies of Flagyl 500 or to any of its ingredients should avoid taking the drug. Patients who are having liver disease should be closely monitored by a doctor all the time when taking Flagyl 500. Remember that the drug is metabolized through the liver, and a liver problem might fail your system from breaking down the drug from your body. Careful dosing is very critical.
Sometimes patients get tempted to stop taking the medicine if they feel fine already. But this should not be done since you might be giving some unnoticed bacteria left in your body to grow back again and multiply. That is why some might complain or recurrent infections. Be healed immediately by finishing your treatment period even if you feel better already.
During treatment you should know that Flagyl 500 can interact with some drugs and substances. Therefore you should avoid them so that you will not suffer the dangerous side effects. Some of them include: alcohol, anticoagulants, barbiturate drugs, cimetidine, dofetilide, lithium, sirolimus, tacrolimus, amprenavir, carbamazepine, disulfiram, fluorouracil, methadone, and phenytoin. This is not yet the complete list of drugs that might interact with Flagyl 500. For more information, you masy ask your physician or pharmacist.
Lastly, you should remember that Flagyl 500 is an antibiotic. It may kill both the bad and the good bacteria particularly in your stomach, causing you to have diarrhea. If you think that this effects has become worst, consult your doctor immediately.