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Metronidazole, Flagyl, Rozex, MetroGel

Description

Metronidazole is a nitroimidazole anti-infective drug used mainly in the treatment of anaerobic bacteria and protozoa.

Metronidazole is also used in the treament of rosacea, where it is marketed by Galderma under the trade names Rozex and MetroGel.

Action

antibacterial, antiprotozoan

Indications

acne rosacea, amebiasis, bacterial vaginosis, Bacteroides distasonis, Bacteroides fragilis, Bacteroides ovatus, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, Bacteroides ureolyticus, Bacteroides vulgatus, Balantidium coli, Blastocystis hominis, bone and joint infections, brain abscess, Campylobacter fetus, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens, diabetic foot ulcer, Dientamoeba fragilis, dracunculiasis, Dracunculus medinensis, duodenal ulcer, empyema, endocarditis, endometritis, endomyometritis, Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba polecki, Eubacterium sp., Fusobacterium sp., Gardnerella vaginalis, gastric ulcer, Giardia lamblia, giardiasis, Helicobacter pylori, hepatic abscess, intraabdominal abscess, intraabdominal infections, lower respiratory tract infections, lung abscess, meningitis, Mobiluncus sp., pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Peptococcus sp., Peptostreptococcus sp., peritonitis, pneumonia, Porphyromonas asaccharolytica, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella bivia, Prevotella disiens, Prevotella intermedia, Prevotella melaninogenica, Prevotella oralis, pruritus, pseudomembranous colitis, septicemia, sexually-transmitted disease prophylaxis, skin and skin structure infections, surgical prophylaxis, Trichomonas vaginalis, trichomoniasis, tubo-ovarian abscess, Veillonella sp.,

Side Effects

abdominal pain, anorexia, ataxia, candidiasis, dizziness, dysgeusia, encephalopathy, erythema, flushing, headache, injection site reaction, leukopenia, nausea/vomiting, oculogyric crisis, optic neuritis, pancreatitis, peripheral neuropathy, photophobia, pruritus, seizures, thrombophlebitis, urticaria, visual impairment, xerostomia,

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