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Brand name: Metronidazole (Sandoz)

Metronidazole (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metronidazole. On this page you will find out more about Metronidazole (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: metronidazole

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Metronidazole (Sandoz) 500 mg/100 mL (0.5%) intravenous infusion injection, 10 x 100 mL bags

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Metronidazole intravenous infusion is indicated: (a) For treatment of anaerobic infections in patients for whom oral administration is not possible; (b) Where immediate anti-anaerobic chemotherapy is required; (c) Where prophylactic cover is required at lower abdominal surgical sites presumed contaminated or potentially contaminated by anaerobic micro-organisms. Procedures of this type include appendectomy, colonic surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, abdominal surgery in the presence of anaerobes in the peritoneal cavity and surgery performed in the presence of anaerobic septicaemia. NOTE: Metronidazole is inactive against aerobic or facultative anaerobic bacteria.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless 100 mL PVC bag with one connecting tube, an extra medication port and a twist off port, enclosed in a HMHDPE pouch, and containing an almost colourless to pale yellow solution.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 x 100 mL Bag: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 100 mL Bag: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 x 100 mL Bag: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bag
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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