What is Orvagil?

What is Orvagil?

6,000UGX. Metronidazole Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria and parasites.

What is metronidazole 400mg used for?

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of infections. It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites.This antibiotic treats only certain bacterial and parasitic infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).

Does metronidazole make you sleepy?

Metronidazole tablets may make you feel drowsy, dizzy, confused or affect your vision, cause fits or hallucinations. Make sure you are not affected before you drive, operate machinery or take part in any activities where these may put you or others at risk.

Is flagyl an antibiotic?

Flagyl contains a medicine called metronidazole. This belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.

What is metronidazole Antiprotozoal?

Metronidazole is an imidazole that is used for the treatment of antibacterial and antiprotozoal infections, including bacterial vaginosis and antibiotic-associated colitis. Metronidazole is the first drug of choice for the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis.

How many tablets of Flagyl 400mg should I take?

Most courses of metronidazole last for around seven days, but some may be as short as three days and some as long as 14 days. For certain infections you may be given a single, larger dose of metronidazole, usually five 400 mg tablets (2 g) to take at once.

How do you take Flagyl 400mg?


  1. Start taking Flagyl Tablets 24 hours before your operation.
  2. Take 400 mg of Flagyl every 8 hours.
  3. After the operation you may be given Flagyl either through a drip into a vein or rectally as a suppository until you are able to take tablets again.

How do you take metronidazole 400mg?

For certain infections you may be given a single, larger dose of metronidazole, usually five 400 mg tablets (2 g) to take at once. Take each of your doses with a snack or just after eating a meal. Swallow the tablets whole (that is, without chewing or crushing them) with a full glass of water.

What foods should I avoid while taking metronidazole?

Alcohol, avocados, bananas, chocolate, salami

  • Do not mix these items with drugs such as metronidazole (Flagyl) and linezolid (Zyvox), used to treat bacterial infections.
  • These foods, along with tap beer, red wine, and sherry, contain tyramine, an amino acid that can cause blood pressure to spike if taken with linezolid.

Is 500 mg of metronidazole a lot?

For bacterial and protozoal infections Typical dosage: 500 mg four times per day for 7–10 days. However, some infections may require longer treatment. Maximum dosage: 4 g per day.

How many tablets of Flagyl should I take?

Adults: 800 mg followed by 400 mg 8 hourly. Children > 8 weeks to 12 years of age: The usual daily dose is 20 – 30 mg/kg/day as a single dose or divided into 7.5 mg/kg every 8 hours. The daily dose may be increased to 40 mg/kg, depending on the severity of the infection. Duration of treatment is usually 7 days.