Flagyl (generic name: Metronidazole) is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called nitroimidazoles.
Flagyl is used for the treatment of susceptible anaerobic bacterial and protozoal infections in the following conditions:
amebiasis, symptomatic and asymptomatic trichomoniasis;
skin and skin structure infections;
intra-abdominal infections (as part of combination regimen);
systemic anaerobic infections;
treatment of antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis (AAPC);
as part of a multidrug regimen for H. pylori eradication to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Flagyl exactly as directed.
Tell your doctor before taking Flagyl, if:
you have liver or kidney problems, a disorder of the central nervous system or epilepsy;
you suffer from a condition called porphyria (a blood disorder);
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: metronidazole.