Metronidazole

Breastfeeding
  • TRADE NAMES: Apo-Metronidazole; Clont; Flagyl (Pfizer); Florazole; Metrocream (Galderma); MetroGel (Galderma); Metrolotion (Galderma); Metrolyl; Nida Gel; Noritate (Dermik); Trikacide; Vandazole (Upsher-Smith)
  • INDICATIONS: Various infections caused by susceptible organisms, rosacea
  • CLASS: Antibacterial, Antibiotic; nitroimidazole
  • HALF-LIFE: 6–12 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Alcohol, Anisindione, Anticoagulants, Astemizole, Barbiturates, Busulfan, Cimetidine, Dicumarol, Disulfiram, Dronabinol, Fluorouracil, Lithium, Lopinavir, Mycophenolate, Phenytoin, Primidone, Thalidomide, Tipranavir, Uracil/Tegafur, Warfarin

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: B
in patients with trichomoniasis, metronidazole is contra-indicated during the first trimester of pregnancy

Our database has 102 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
MUCOSAL.
CARDIOVASCULAR.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
GENITOURINARY.
HEMATOLOGIC.
LOCAL.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OCULAR.
OTIC.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


Page last updated 01/19/2020

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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