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metronidazole - oral, Flagyl

GENERIC NAME: METRONIDAZOLE - ORAL (MET-roe-NYE-da-zole)

BRAND NAME(S): Flagyl

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USES: Metronidazole is used to treat a variety of infections. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa.This antibiotic only treats bacterial and protozoal infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.Metronidazole can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.




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