METRONIDAZOLE SUPPOSITORY-VAGINAL

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GENERIC NAME: METRONIDAZOLE SUPPOSITORY - VAGINAL (meh-troh-NID-uh-zole)

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to treat certain vaginal infections (trichomonas).

HOW TO USE: Using the applicator, insert this medication high into the vagina usually once daily at bedtime; or as directed by your doctor. It is important to continue to use this medication even if you are experiencing your menstrual period. The length of treatment depends on your medical condition and response to therapy. This medication is for vaginal use only. To make the insertion of the suppository easier, you may dip the suppository into water for a few seconds immediately before using it. Consult your pharmacist for more details.

SIDE EFFECTS: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, or vaginal dryness/burning may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach pain, tingling or numbness of the hands/feet, seizures. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, mental/mood changes. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. This medication may cause your urine to darken in color. This harmless effect is temporary and will disappear when the medication is stopped. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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