Is metronidazole indicated in goiter?
- 4 Jul 2012 by alemub
- 4 July 2012
Metronidazole is indicated for the topical treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea.
Metronidazole is a prescription antibiotic. It is available in several different forms and is approved for a variety of different uses.
Regular (short-acting) metronidazole capsules and tablets are approved to treat the following kinds of infections: Trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite). Certain infections, such as amebic dysentery or amebic liver abscess, caused by an amoeba (a certain type of parasite). Various infections caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not need oxygen to survive), including infections of the: Abdomen (stomach); Skin; Blood; Bones or joints; Female reproductive tract; Central nervous system, including the brain; Lungs; Heart.
Long-acting, extended-release metronidazole tablets are approved for only one use -- treating bacterial vaginosis (a certain type of bacterial infection of the vagina). The injectable form is given by IV and is approved for both treating and preventing anaerobic infections due to certain surgeries of the digestive tract.
Metronidazole lotion, gel, or cream products applied to the skin are approved for the treatment of rosacea. The vaginal gel is approved to treat bacterial vaginosis.
However, for goiter, please do talk to the doc/pharmacist, take care.
Here is what I found in the prescribing info: To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Metronidazole tablets and other antibacterial drugs, Metronidazole tablets should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
I will research further. If you mean can you use it when you have a goiter, I will be looking at that too.
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