Physicians prescribe metronidazole 400 mg tablets to treat and prevent certain kinds of infections, according to the National Health Service. These include the mouth, bone, intestine, and genital tract infections. Metronidazole also prevents infections after surgery.
Metronidazole tablets USP contain 250 mg or 500 mg of Metronidazole. Inactive ingredients include powdered cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, stearic acid, and titanium dioxide.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. The capsules can be taken with or without food. If the medicine upsets your stomach, it is best to take it with a meal or snack. The extended–release tablet must be taken without food, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that the infection is cleared up. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects. Do not take metronidazole if you have taken disulfiram (Antabuse®) within the last 2 weeks. Using these medicines together may cause serious unwanted effects. This Medicine Requires Prescription to purchase. Proceed further to know the steps.
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