metronidazole sustained-action - oral, Flagyl ER
GENERIC NAME: METRONIDAZOLE SUSTAINED-ACTION - ORAL (meh-troh-NID-uh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Flagyl ER
USES: This form of metronidazole is used for vaginal 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.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used for other infections.
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