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Metronidazole (Generic to Flagyl)

Your veterinarian may prescribe Metronidazole to treat a variety of conditions including intestinal infections, dental infections, and other inflammatory conditions primarily in the gas... Learn More

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Your veterinarian may prescribe Metronidazole to treat a variety of conditions including intestinal infections, dental infections, and other inflammatory conditions primarily in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Metronidazole is: an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication that is given by mouth. It is helpful in treating Giardia, intestinal infections, dental infections, and other disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) system.

What are the benefits?

    1.Highly effective;2.Treats GI inflammation and diarrhea;3.Can be used to treat periodontal infections.

    What outcomes can be expected?

    Results will vary depending on the condition and individual response to treatment. Uncomplicated problems usually resolve with a short course of Metronidazole. Some more chronic conditions may require several weeks of treatment or more in the order to see results.

    Who is it for: Cats and dogs plus other species as directed.

    How is it given?

    1. Give medication exactly as prescribed.

    2. Always follow your veterinarian’s exact instructions for your pet.

    3. Call your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to give this medication correctly.

    How does it work? This medication kills susceptible anaerobic bacteria and certain protozoa by inhibiting DNA synthesis within the affected organism. It also works as an anti-inflammatory in the GI tract so it can be useful in treating diarrhea due to a multitude of causes.

    Metronidazole is available as: a tablet.

    Generic Name:Metronidazole (Common Drug Name)

    Common Brand Name:Flagyl

    Dose and Administration:Give by mouth exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never double dose. Give this medication only to the pet it has been prescribed for. Always contact your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to use Metronidazole correctly.

    Uses:This is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal used to treat susceptible anaerobic bacteria and certain protozoa including Giardia. It also works to help inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

    Storage:Store at room temperature away from children and pets.

    Possible Side Effects: More common side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting. Diarrhea, lethargy, weakness, blood in the urine, head tilt, stumbling, and liver disease may occur but these are less common.

    Some pets may experience a true allergic reaction. Other side effects are also possible.

    Excessive salivation may be observed if a tablet is crushed or chewed.

    Always contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet seems ill while taking Metronidazole.

    Precautions:Do not give this medication to pets who are allergic to this drug or its derivatives. Pregnant and lactating female should not be given Metronidazole. Extreme caution should also be used with use in debilitated animals or those with liver disease.

    Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements your pet is taking before giving Metronidazole. Oral anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin), cimetidine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, sedatives or tranquilizers may interact. Other drug interactions are also possible.

    A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Metronidazole.



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Product good. Service good Thank You

By The sweetest boy

from Marin cty

About Me Long-time Pet Owner


  • Easy To Use


    Best Uses

    • Daily Care
    • Older Pets

    Comments about Metronidazole (Generic to Flagyl):

    Daily use for our older dog who has multiple medical problems and takes many meds.
    Seems to keeps\ diarrhea under control without side effects.

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