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Metronidazole

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Most Commonly Used

Metronidazole 0.75% Vag Gel
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Metronidazole 0.75% Top Cr
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Metronidazole 500mg Tab
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Metronidazole 500mg Tab
Pliva Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: PLIVA 334 
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Metronidazole 0.75% Top Gel
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Overview Information on Metronidazole

Pharmacist Tip
If you miss a dose, take metronidazole as soon as you remember, unless it's close to the time for you to take your next scheduled dose. In this case, skip the dose you missed and resume your normal schedule.     
Metronidazole is a type of antibiotic doctors use to treat bacterial and other infections caused by organisms called protozoans. Your doctor may have prescribed metronidazole to treat an infection in different parts of your body, from the skin to the stomach to the reproductive organs and elsewhere.

Metronidazole works by killing bacteria and protozoans by preventing them from multiplying. The way that metronidazole works when used as a topical medicine is not completely understood, but it is thought to reduce inflammatory areas, known as rosacea. Metronidazole may have some antibacterial and/or an anti-inflammatory effect when applied to the skin.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Metronidazole is a type of antibiotic doctors use to treat bacterial and other infections caused by organisms called protozoans. Your doctor may have prescribed metronidazole to treat an infection in different parts of your body, from the skin to the stomach to the reproductive organs and elsewhere.

Metronidazole works by killing bacteria and protozoans by preventing them from multiplying. The way that metronidazole works when used as a topical medicine is not completely understood, but it is thought to reduce inflammatory areas, known as rosacea. Metronidazole may have some antibacterial and/or an anti-inflammatory effect when applied to the skin.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013