Also known as: Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl ER, Flagyl IV, Metro, Metro IV, Metryl, Protostat
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metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: I'm on day 3 of 7. So far, it's been terrible. As most others have said, the taste is ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC. THE MOST bitter thing I've ever experienced in my entire life. Definitely makes you want to throw up. I have been using the peanut butter coating idea and it most certainly works. I coat it pretty good and actually don't taste a single thing anymore. YAY!!! However, because you have to coat it so much, you may feel a slight choking sensation as it goes down, but trust me...it is SOOOOO worth it. Other than the taste, I've had a lot of the side effects. Really dizzy, sick to my stomach, weak/numb-type feeling, extreme exhaustion. BUT it really does work in getting rid of the infection! Usually after just a couple pills.
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Flagyl (metronidazole) for Bacterial Infection: I just finished a 10 day treatment of 500mg every 12 hours. I am so glad it is over. I experienced stomach aches, metallic taste in mouth which I am still experiencing, as well as tingling/numbness in my tongue. I am also experiencing itchy & a burning sensation in the vaginal area it is uncomfortable. I hope it goes away soon. The only good thing about all this is that I don't have that fishy smell anymore.
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metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: I along with everyone else that has written a review have to say this is the WORST tasting pill ever. It starts to dissolve the second it hits your mouth, the best way that I have found to swallow it is to use milk, if you use water it leaves the taste in your mouth. As far as side effects go, right now my body aches and my throat feels raw and dry. I do however think this is a small price to pay for something that does seem to be doing what it is supposed to do. I have a day and a half left to go and haven't had any signs of the infection since day two.
metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: I have taken this medication many times due to recurring bacterial vaginitis. It causes me to have severe heart palpitations, panic attacks, nausea and severe dizziness and causes me to feel like I'm just shaking inside. The medication itself works very well. It does get rid of the infection. I take Diflucan along with it to prevent a yeast infection but I recently found out that the medication has caused my liver enzymes to rise.
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metronidazole for Bacterial Infection: I have been taking this medication for a few days now to treat a bacterial infection and so far, the only side effects I've had is slight occasional stomach cramps and the disgusting taste in my mouth whenever I drink or eat anything light like water or ice cream. The pill also tastes disgusting itself but taking it with milk helps cover up the taste pretty good.
metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: I'm on my second to last day and haven't experienced any side effects. The pill itself is like taking a large aspirin, just swallow it down. I haven't experienced any noticeable changes yet in my vaginitis, but I know antibiotics have different reaction times for different people. My only complaint is that I really want a beer after work today and it's a no-go. Oh well.
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metronidazole for Trichomoniasis: I agree with the person that took the pill with the peanut butter. The pill did leave a nasty bitter taste like the "old aspirin" not coated taste. I made an English muffin with peanut butter and drank juice with it and I hardly could taste anything but the peanut butter and yes it does make you want to throw up but take a nap or ask doctor for a medicine to help with nausea and make sure you eat the toast with peanut butter.
metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: This was the worst antibiotic I have ever been on. First day taking it I was so dizzy and so sick I fell off my chair at work. Throughout the week I took it, I felt dizzy, sick, severe headaches, light headed and exhausted, I had the worst taste in my mouth which I used to wake up in the middle of the night with and drinking water just didn't cut it so had to keep a big glass of orange cordial near me. I also for the first few days of it had terrible Cold and Flu symptoms which was an additional pain in the ass. Went out one night with my friends and didn't drink alcohol as was told not to so said I would have just 2 RedBulls to keep me awake and woke up the next day with what seemed to be like the most HORRIFIC hangover.
Flagyl ER (metronidazole) for Bacterial Vaginitis: This medication worked very well, however this is the most horrible tasting thing I've ever had...but if you take it with minute maid cherry limeade juice you taste absolutely nothing but the juice.
metronidazole for Bacterial Infection: I've been prescribed this medicine a few times for a reoccurring infection. I hate it, it makes me extremely nauseous. The first time I took it I made the mistake of attempting to take it with just water, I threw up immediately. I then decided to try to with yogurt or pudding and they worked great the trick for me is to put enough yogurt or pudding on the spoon and push the pill to the center because if the pill touches my tongue I'd throw up. It's best to take it on a full stomach although it still seems to make me nauseous. I was prescribed promethazine with it one time and it does help.
Flagyl (metronidazole) for Diverticulitis: While I'm confident Flagyl is working I have suffered some severe side effects, one of which is unlisted. I believe it is working because my abdominal pain has significantly decreased since being diagnosed with diverticulitis about 1 week ago. I am also taking Cipro. The reported side effect of having a metallic taste is very understated! Not only do I have an AWFUL paint/chemical taste constantly in my mouth, but my sense of smell is on overdrive! This has contributed significantly to my loss of appetite, nausea, and in many cases my inability to function. I threw away my sheets because I couldn't sleep; I carry around room deodorizer with me because whenever I walk into a room I gag due to the smells - that are only overwhelming to me.
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Flagyl (metronidazole) for Clostridial Infection: I expected the side effects to be horrible, but happily it's okay, and much better than the symptoms I am taking it for. I am day 4 of a 7 day treatment. I have had legs that hurt, the first two days and initially didn't sleep well and the feeling that all strong antibiotics cause. I am taking plenty rest and my anxiety is much better. It appears these bacteria etc. were making that much worse too. My horrible small bowel problems are almost gone. I would give 10/10 if I know that after I finish the course I can eat normally. Complex carbohydrates are out of my diet, they feed the bacteria, and I need to be able to eat normally again.
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metronidazole for Diverticulitis: Having a terrible experience with this medication. Headaches, nausea, metallic taste, all food tastes bad, trouble sleeping. Am taking probiotics before each pill, but doesn't seem to help.
metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: The doctor gave me these for an infection. I had to take 4 at one time and that's all they gave me. Thought it was strange turns out it was fine. Although they were really nasty and turned my urine dark them seem to be doing the trick!
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metronidazole for Skin Infection: Diagnosed with Rosacea-I have taken this medicine for almost 60 days now 250 mg twice a day. It seemed to surface all blemishes small and papuls within 40 days and my face broke out horribly. It is now healing and I see the light. I must have had all that trapped underneath my skin for a long time, it was a cleansing of sorts. I am almost done with my prescription and I hope my skin will heal quickly. I am able to do another course of the medicines but will see how my skin heals for a few weeks first. I had no real side effects, urgency to urinate at times and I drank a lot of water and cranberry juice. Give it a shot, nothing else worked for me.
metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: I just finished my last dose. Yippee! I took Metronidazole 500mg (2 pills) twice a day for 7 days. It is the most disgusting pill I've ever tasted. I'm happy that I read the ratings before I continued my doses. I coated the pills with honey and it was a much better experience. I had side effects for 3-4 days: constant stomach ache, weakness, nausea, and constant metallic taste in mouth. It is quite effective. I stopped having symptoms by the third day. I hope to never have to take this pill again.
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metronidazole for Clostridial Infection: Took 4 days for diarrhea to stop but side effects were terrible nausea, upset stomach, insomnia, dizziness. Didn't have the bad taste just finished the last pill thankfully wouldn't want to take it again.
metronidazole for Trichomoniasis: The first dose of 4 tablets a day had me really sick and throwing up but after that you had to take 2 a day it was fine. Its taste is horrible but put it in peanut butter and it goes down smooth and take it on a full stomach. I didn't with the 4 pill dose..bad idea.
metronidazole for Bacterial Vaginitis: Took this medicine for a slight bacterial vaginitis infection and also experienced the terrible metallic taste, dark urine and bowel movements, moderate nausea and hot flashes due to rapid heart rate it caused. Pills seemed to have worked and was worth 2 day of these symptoms.
metronidazole for Giardiasis: I was on 250mg 3x a day for 10 days. It cured my Giardia, but made me very nauseous. My doctor had to give me antinausea medication (Zofran), just so I could keep the pill down. I also experienced a bad metal taste in my mouth for the duration of the treatment.
Flagyl (metronidazole) for Bacterial Infection: I just got off the medicine after a 10 day treatment for C. diff that I got after a week in the hospital. Here's a hint. Ask for it in liquid form. I took it three times a day and the liquid goes down easy and doesn't taste bad at all. I have been off it 4 days and I still have the metallic taste in my mouth. Will be glad when that goes away.
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