Active ingredients: metronidazole
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 12 DECEMBER 2001: Treatment of severe anaerobic infection when oral medication is not possible or is contraindicated, when immediate antianaerobic therapy is required. Metronidazole may be used prophylactically to prevent infection of the surgical site which may have been contaminated or potentially contaminated with anaerobic organisms. Procedures in which this may be assumed to have happened include appendicectomy, colonic surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, abdominal surgery in the presence of anaerobes in the peritoneal cavity and surgery performed in the presence of anaerobic septicaemia.
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: Intravenous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, almost colourless to pale yellow solution
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 may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical 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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