Metronidazole

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Metronidazole (metronidazole systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics and is used to treat Amebiasis, Aspiration Pneumonia, Bacteremia, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Vaginitis, Bone infection, Clostridial Infection, Crohn's Disease - Acute, Crohn's Disease - Maintenance, Deep Neck Infection, Dental Abscess, Diverticulitis, Dracunculiasis, Endocarditis, Giardiasis, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Intraabdominal Infection, Joint Infection, Meningitis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Skin Infection, Surgical Prophylaxis and Trichomoniasis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A01AB17,D06BX01,G01AF01,J01XD01,P01AB01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000443-48-1

Chemical Formula

C6-H9-N3-O3

Molecular Weight

171

Therapeutic Categories

5-Nitroimidazole derivative

Antibacterial and antiprotozoal against protozoa and anaerobic bacteria

Chemical Name

1H-Imidazole-1-ethanol, 2-methyl-5-nitro-

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BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
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OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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