Active ingredients: metronidazole
What it is used for
Anaerobic Infections: Treatment of infections in which anaerobic bacteria have been identified or are suspected as pathogens, particularly Bacteroides fragilis and other species of bacteroides, and other species such as fusobacteria, eubacteria, clostridia and anaerobic streptococci. Metronide has been used successfully in septicaemia; bacteraemia; brain abscess; necrotising pneumonia; osteomyelitis; puerperal sepsis; pelvic abscess; pelvic cellulitis; postoperative wound infections. Note: Metronidazole is inactive against aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria. Other Indications: Oral treatment of urogenital trichomoniasis in the female (trichomonal vaginitis) and in the male, and for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. The male consort of females suffering from urogenital trichomoniasis should be treated concurrently; all forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extraintestinal disease and that of symptomless cyst passers); giardiasis; acute ulcerative gingivitis.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Round, white to off-white tablets, one face impressed with 'MTZ200' and a breakline on the other
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient metronidazole
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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