Buy Metronidazole tablets online – effective prescription treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

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Metronidazole 400mg 10 tablets (5 day course) £11.99

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Metronidazole 400mg 10 tablets (5 day course) £11.99

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What are metronidazole tablets?

Metronidazole tablets are a specific type of antibiotic medicine that is commonly used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that many women may experience, and is caused by an imbalance or overgrowth of certain types of bacteria that occur naturally in the vagina. While BV is not considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI), having unprotected intercourse can make a woman more susceptible to developing BV.

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Symptoms of BV include a milky or greyish vaginal discharge that has a “fishy” smell, although some women experience no symptoms at all. If you have been engaging in sexual intercourse, it’s important to take an STI test if you think you have BV, as many STIs have similar symptoms. If you think you may need metronidazole, you should fill-out one of our short consultation forms for our UK Medical Doctor to review.

Are there any cautions or myths about taking metronidazole tablets?

Yes, a few important things for you to know before you start taking metronidazole are:
  • If you are allergic to penicillin, it is okay for you to take metronidazole.
  • If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or actively trying to have a baby, make sure you mention this during your consultation. It is wise for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to avoid metronidazole.
  • It is best to take metronidazole with food, although you should not crush or chew your metronidazole tablets.
  • You should strictly avoid alcohol while you are taking metronidazole, and for up to three days after you have finished your tablets.
  • If you take any other medications, it is important to tell the doctor during your consultation, as some medications can interact with metronidazole.

Each Metronidazole contains Metronidazole 400mg.

Metronidazole tablets are also sold under the brand name Flagyl or Flagyl ER. Both are medically identical as as effective as each other except Flagyl is expensive due to being a brand name.

How do I take metronidazole tablets?

If the doctor prescribes metronidazole for you, you will likely be prescribed a 5-day course of tablets, which you should take twice a day (about 12 hours apart), or as directed by the doctor. If for some reason, you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, then carry-on as normal, again leaving 12 hours in-between doses. Never double-up a dose of your metronidazole tablets, or take more than the prescribed amount. You should take your metronidazole tablets as directed by the doctor for the fully-prescribed time, until all of the tablets are gone.

What are some of the side effects of metronidazole tablets?

Some of the less serious side effects of metronidazole tablets include stomach cramps, diarrhoea, a dry mouth, or a metallic taste in your mouth. However, if you experience any of the side effects below, you should contact your doctor or local A&E at once.

  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures (fits)
  • Fever
  • Darkening of the urine
  • Stiffness in the neck and joints
  • Difficulty speaking or hearing
  • lack of coordination
  • Rash, flushing of the skin, or swelling of the face
  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing

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