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Brand name: Metrogyl TM

Active ingredients: metronidazole

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 11 MAY 2000 : Metronidazole is indicated in the oral treatment of: 1. Urogenital trichomoniasis in the female (trichomonal vaginitis) and in the male. The male consort of females suffering from urogenital trichomoniasis should be treated concurrently. 2. Bacterial vaginosis. 3. All forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extra-intestinal disease). 4. Giardiasis. 5. Acute ulcerative gingivitis. 6. Anaerobic infections including: septicaemia, bacteraemia, brain abscess, necrotising pneumonia, osteomyelitis, puerperal sepsis, pelvic abscess, pelvic cellulitis and postoperative wound infections, in which the pathogens have been identified as Bacteroides fragilis and other species of bacteroides, and other species such as fusobacteria, eubacteria, clostridia and anaerobic streptococci. Metronidazole may be used prophylactically to prevent infection by anaerobic organisms of the surgical site following 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: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

11 mm white normal convex tablet marked MZ/200 on one side, G on the reverse

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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.

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.

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