Also known as: Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl ER, Flagyl IV, Metro, Metro IV, Metryl, Protostat
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metronidazole: I was given 5 pills to take all at once after a meal. The one off dosage seems better than taking over a few days to me. They do not taste good but one day later the symptoms have almost gone.
I forgot and had a glass of wine the day after and felt really very nauseous and unwell. Do not recommend alcohol with this medicine.
The taste of the pills lingers in your mouth, so frequent brushing of teeth is recommended.
These effects are worth getting rid of the symptoms though.
metronidazole: I love this! It really works. When I had bacterial vaginitis the only symptom I had was a smell and a little discharge. This pill cleared everything up and I feel so much better and more confident about myself. On the pill 4x a day for 1 day.
metronidazole: I have been on Metronidazole 500 Mg. 2x a day for 5 days, and every day I have had an insanely painful headache, lethargic, hard time concentrating and lack of appetite. My Dr. did say that headaches are common and there is a cream form but I have decided to just fight through the side effects of the pill. My bacterial infection did clear up, and I saw signs of it clearing up within a day.
It does help to take the pill on a full stomach, and drink ALOT of water!
metronidazole: People keep saying it makes them dizzy/nauseous however it's probably because they don't EAT a full meal or had alcohol or mouthwash. The pill can only work with a full belly or half full, not empty otherwise you will feel sick. As for alcohol, I took one glass of vodka and red bull and next morning felt really bad. If you wrap the pill in a tiny piece of bread it will easily get swallowed without tasting, this is a handy trick for those who struggle to swallow pills in one instance. I have taken METRO for 3 years probably once every 4 months as my bacterial vaginitis is reoccurring and it's good, better to have medication go on the inside than directly put on the vagina I think!
metronidazole: I've had pretty much all the side effects! It's really scary and I got super paranoid. I thought I was going to die I felt so weak, but that's just the pill doing its job! I have no more funky smell I feel so much better the experience was bad but the outcome was perfect. 4 pills a day for 4 days!
metronidazole: I'm on day four 1/2 of seven. I started taking metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis at 8pm Tuesday night and I continued the 2nd dose Wednesday 8am. I was prescribed the 500mg for 7 days every 12hours. Overall I think the pill is great. I also on day 1 used a Monistat pill inserted into the vaginal for yeast infection. Metronidazole, my side effect I had was really dark looking urine by day 3 and the slightly bad taste nothing unbearable. But I feel everything is cured. I was taking for the awful smelling discharge that looked like cottage cheese and both are non existent so far. I did drink last night hope the meds still work.
metronidazole: This medicine works, but oh my gosh the headaches I have been having, my vision getting worse, always tired, loss of appetite, I feel like throwing up after taking the pill. The taste is absolutely disgusting, I can't handle it but what can I do when this seems to be the only thing that really works. I have 3 more days left!
metronidazole: I've been taking this medicine for three days, one pill twice a day. I've noticed mild stomach aches, mild head aches, lethargy and an awful taste in my mouth while and shortly after ingesting the pill. My infection has already begun clearing up and is hardly noticeable, aside from occasional discomfort. I wouldn't necessarily suggest this medicine if there were another available but it does it's job, albeit with side effects.
Review by Texas232323 (taken for less than 1 month):
metronidazole: The medicine immediately gave me the worst taste in my mouth after the first pill and I started to feel nauseous by the 2nd tablet. By my third dose I started having severe diarrhea (25 extremely loose stools within an 8 hour period). I've had stomach cramping and in general have felt worse then when I started the medication. I had loss of appetite about 8 hours after the first dose as well. At this point I've stopped the medication and am waiting to see my doctor tomorrow to request a different non oral medication. My dosage was 500mg twice a day orally for 7 days. Only made it to 3 doses all of which I ate with a meal before I couldn't take anymore. The metallic taste seems to be worse if the pill touches your tongue.
metronidazole: I've been using metronidazole in pill form for the past 4 days. I obtained it for bacterial vaginitis and it works so quickly! No odor after the 3rd pill and very little discharge. Yes, they taste bad, but only for a second. No taste at all if you have water on hand and pop the pill in and chug water fast. Simple as that. I made sure to not take the pill on an empty stomach and so far I've had no upset stomachs or anything! Make sure to not drink any alcohol! Even mouth wash. I forgot and used mouth wash and was puking in less than 15 minutes and felt sick the rest of the day. But overall, this worked wonders and I couldn't be happier!
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metronidazole: I am currently taking the twice a day 500 mg tablets and I can't explain how happy I have been and how comfortable I feel now that my infection has cleared up . The pills for me worked rather quickly by the third day I was clean. I don't mind the awful taste of the pill if it's going to work , what I do is either open my mouth wide and drop it at the end of my throat or put it inside a small piece of food and swallow. I also get dizzy at times but as long as I drink water it goes away . I experience bloating and I'm gaseous but it's nothing I will stop my treatment for. And it is true please DO NOT DRINK ! The first day i took them I forgot the doctor said not to drink and i felt right away stomach cramps and dizziness .
metronidazole: I'm on the second day of this (3 pills a day), so still bit soon to say just how effective this will be. I guess so far it's helped some as before I started on it I kept feeling like I had to go to the bathroom (which the doctor reassured me wasn't a urinary tract infection but likely bacterial vaginitis). This has partially cleared now, so hoping by tomorrow it's gone. The pill taste awful, but I swallow it with orange juice which seems to do the trick. I have some odd lingering after taste but I can live with that. Otherwise, so far, so good.
metronidazole: I was prescribed the 500mg 3 times a day for 7 days and the side effects are HORRIBLE! My infection did clear up by the second day which is great. But the side effects make me not want to take it. By the second day I was very nauseous, really bad headaches, weak, my heart races and so I can't sleep at night, hot flashes. On the third day I vomited all morning and I got so dizzy. The taste is gross, but it's fine with a glass of milk. I'm taking Advil for the headaches.
metronidazole: After reading all the negative reviews I was freaked out about taking the medicine. Glad I took it though. Started feeling better by the end of the first day. Infection cleared up by the third pill. No side effects whatsoever. The taste of the pill isn't as bad as stated. Like most pills it does have an unpleasant taste but its tolerable.
Flagyl ER (metronidazole): The medicine works wonders in curing bacterial vaginitis. However, the taste is not so pleasant. I gagged quite a bit while taking it and still had an after taste....eeewww, but it was all worth it because the bacterial vaginitis went away in no time!
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metronidazole: The oral Metronidazole is the worst to me. I was prescribed to take 1 x 500mg pill twice a day for seven days. This is my first day and I feel horrible. I have constant stomach cramping and diarrhea. I would recommend the vaginal gel and not the pills. When I was prescribed the gel during my pregnancy I had no side effects.
metronidazole: Started Metronidazole 500mg (prescribed twice a day for 7 days) after testing positive for bacterial vaginitis. I took one dose at 11 am and the second dose at 11 pm. About an hour later I noticed my arms were turning a bit red and then I started itching on my back and then my chest. I looked in the mirror and I have these welts. They itch a lot and my throat is burning and I have a bit of a headache and my eyelids feel heavy. I took two Benadryl hoping the redness and itchiness doesn't get worse. I will stop taking it and call my doctor. I hope I'm not having an allergic reaction.
metronidazole: I've been taking metronidazole for about 3 days and noticed that it started clearing up bacterial vaginitis symptoms the second day. However, I experienced symptoms today and I think its because I forgot a dose this morning (I'm supposed to take it morning and night). Anyway, as far as side effect, so far I've felt like I need to throw up, have excessive thirst, weakness, and I feel like I am shaking in my thoracic region (above my abdominals but specifically below my chest). The pill has a horrible taste.
metronidazole: I was prescribed metronidazole, two pills a day for 7 days. And so far it has cured my bacterial infection. And I haven't had any side effects and hopefully I wont. I have three days left of taking this medication. But I am afraid that I screwed up, I forgot to take my two pills one day and I'm hoping that this doesn't affect it clearing up the infection for good..but overall I am really happy about this medication except for the horrible taste.
metronidazole: Second time on this pill for BV. My only symptom was yucky discharge. Prescribed 14 400g pills for 7 days, to take 2 a day. I know it tastes really gross, so I drink it with coca cola and get down really fast. I'm on the second day, about to take my 4th pill. The discharge has gone away already, which I am very happy about. Have felt really dizzy and shaky, but I think it's worth it. Well worth taking for bacterial vaginitis.
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