Metronide is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metronidazole. On this page you will find out more about Metronide, 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:
Metronide 200 mg uncoated tablet, 21
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.
What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
Round, white to off-white tablets, one face impressed with 'MTZ200' and a breakline on the other
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
21 x 200mg tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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