Generic Name: Flexeril
What is Flexeril?
In the scheme of things, this treatment is short. Waiting it out before drinking could save you a good deal of trouble. On its own, metronidazole can cause the following side effects: diarrhea discolored urine tingling hands and feet dry mouth These can be unpleasant, but drinking alcohol within three days of taking metronidazole can cause additional unwanted effects, too.
The most common is face flushing warmth and rednessbut other possible effects include: abdominal pain cramps nausea and vomiting headaches Further, mixing metronidazole with alcohol can cause severe side effects.
Advertisement Metronidazole can treat certain infections caused by bacteria. These include bacterial infections of your: skin vagina reproductive system gastrointestinal system You usually take this drug up to three times per day for 10 days, depending on the type of infection. Antibiotics only treat infections caused by bacteria. Besides alcohol, there are other items to consider if you use metronidazole: Use of blood thinners: Metronidazole can increase the effectiveness of blood thinners such as warfarin.
The use of alcohol may make you feel very sick, vomit, have stomach cramps, headaches and flushing. Do not use Flagyl to treat any other medical complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
Things to be careful of Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how Flagyl affects you. As with most medications, Flagyl can sometimes cause unwanted side effects. If they occur, most are likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:diarrhoea, stomach discomfort, abdominal cramping or constipation, strange taste in mouthconvulsions, dizziness, weakness, feeling of incoordination or uncoordinated movementsstuffy nose, dry mouth, nasal congestion, dryness of the mouth or vagina or vulva unusual urination patterns e.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines. What it looks like There are three forms of Flagyl: Flagyl tablets, Flagyl S suspension and Flagyl suppositories. Flagyl 200 mg: round, white, with a breakline, marked "MTZ 200" on one side.
A box contains 21 tablets. Flagyl 400 mg: round, white, with a breakline, marked "MTZ 400" on one side. Penick SB, Carrier RN, Sheldon JB.
How should I take Flexeril?
Avoid driving or other tasks requiring alertness if the medication affects you in this way. If you have liver problems, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed. Your doctor may want to test your liver function regularly with blood tests while you are taking this medication.
Neurological side effects: Stop treatment with metronidazole and see your doctor if muscle incoordination, seizures, or numbness or tingling in the hands or feet occur. Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. Breast-feeding: Metronidazole passes into breast milk.
It should not be taken by women who are breast-feeding.
What should I avoid while taking Flexeril?
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take metronidazole exactly as directed.
Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
Flexeril side effects
This medicine is a white, oblong tablet imprinted with "HP65". This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions.
Common Flexeril ide effects may include:
After ingestion metronidazole is rapidly absorbed into the blood.
A seven-day course of treatment may minimize reinfection by protecting the patient long enough for the sexual contacts to obtain appropriate treatment.
Alcohol interaction You should stop using drinks that contain alcohol at least three days before starting metronidazole.
Metronidazole can be taken with tramadol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines.
The length of a course will depend on your needs and the illness being treated. For treatment of other infections caused by parasites and some bacteria your doctor will decide how much Flagyl you need to take and how often. This will depend on your illness and how bad it is.
Where can I get more information?
This combination should be avoided where possible or closely monitored if essential.
Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise.