Flagyl 500 mg is a type of medication classified as a nitroimidazole antibiotic which is particularly helpful for eliminating certain kinds of protozoa, amoeba and anaerobic organisms. Flagyl 500 mg is an effective antibacterial agent against bacterial anaerobes and it is also useful as an antiprotozoal and amoebicide agent. Flagyl 500 mg is considered as the first medicine of choice by doctors for treating initial instances of mild-to-moderate infections caused by Clostridium difficile.
Flagyl 500 mg is actually included in the World Health Organization’s list of important medicines, which means that this particular medicine is very crucial to have in one’s basic community.
Some of the medical uses of Flagyl 500 mg include: pseudomembranous colitis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, bacterial vaginosis, infections of the intra-abdominal area, abscess of the lungs, giardiasis, gingivitis, dental abscess, diverticulitis, trichomoniasis, ameobiasis and infections caused by anaerobes such as Clostridium, Helibacter pylori, Prevotella, Fusobacterium, Bacteroides, etc. Flagyl 500 mg is actually also useful for patients in preventing infection while they are recovering from surgical procedures.
Take note that Flagyl 500 mg can never treat a viral infection such as the flu or common cold. Make sure to abstain yourself from drinking alcohol while you are under Flagyl therapy. You are allowed to drink alcohol after you have stopped taking Flagyl for 3 days. Should you take alcohol while under Flagyl treatment, you may experience the following side effects: warmth or red coloration under the skin, nausea, vomiting, tingling sensation and fast heartbeats. Continue reading