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User Reviews for Flagyl

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For Giardiasis "After 2 weeks of severe diarrhea just surviving on electrolyte drinks doctors were suggesting surgery. Flagyl was suggested by an experienced traveller a total of two 400mg tablets taken 4 hours apart completely cleared it up. That was 25 years ago. Since found it useful for acid reflux. It is a strong drug so still use after other options have been excluded."

   
10

Steve (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Flagyl used to make me sick but the last two times I’ve had to take it (H Pylori then BV) I learned to split the pill in two and take one piece with a tums and the 30 min later take the other piece with another tums. Only one dose made me a tad nauseated but that’s because I didn’t take the tums with it. I was able to hold it down. I also put the pill as far back on my tongue as possible!!! This is big! So split the pill, put it way back on your tongue then chug your water. Follow it with a tums or two. Wait 30 min or so and take the other half the same way. Good luck. Also, it has always cleared my infections I read the research done on the medicine and it says 5 days shows almost no change from going 7 days so I just did 5 days this time since I got a got a year infection from the antibiotic. Which some of you know is common when taking antibiotics. Was taking 500 mg 2x a day"

   
8.0

Kitty (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Help for nasty taste when taking pill. I take the pill coated with coconut oil. It goes down easy and don’t taste the pill. Hope that helps someone."

   
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Layla (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 26, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I'm all to familiar with the Flagyl/Cipro combination......I've dealt with diverticulitis many times/years. I have tried several ways to get through the unpleasant task of ingesting these medications. I found that alternating one pill every 6 hours instead of taking two pills every 12 hours really helped. Also, taking milk with the Flagyl and making sure you eat 2 hours before and after to taking Cipro really makes a difference. Keep hydrated also. I do get the metallic taste and find that drinking water just makes it worse. I'm a huge water lover but not when taking these meds. I drink water that is cut with juice. I hope this helps."

Kelly (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Flagyl may work for others but after finishing all the meds and thinking its gonna work it didn't work at all. I've had BV for 15 years and thought I was saving my baby by taking it. Still looking for a solution after having a healthy child 5 yrs ago today."

   
3.0

Honey (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 11, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Flagyl is the most disgusting tasting medication EVER! I couldn't keep it down. Orange Juice can't even mask the taste and once it's in your system you will have this gross metallic taste in your mouth that you cannot get rid of. Flagyl is toxic."

Consumer Beware (taken for less than 1 month) October 28, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I went to my doctor for lower abdominal pain and was told I had diverticulitis. I was prescribed Flagyl and Cipro. It started out with nausea so I called my doctor because I had terrible nausea and I was prescribed Zofran. I still have two and a half days left and its absolute torture!. I have never had side effects like this. Debilitating nausea, headaches, chills and sweats, lethargy, metallic taste, diarrhea and I am having trouble sleeping because of the nausea and my upset stomach. I kind of feel like I have the flu without a fever. I am up right now at 4 a.m. sipping ginger ale trying to get through the night. The pain in my abdomen has subsided. This medication is very harsh on the body"

   
7.0

Sickly (taken for less than 1 month) October 27, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I have a tip on how to take Flagl without checking on the horrible taste. Wrap the pill in fruit roll up. Works like a charm."

   
8.0

Nancy October 9, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I went to the ER with abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and feeling sick. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was prescribed Flagyl, Bactrim, and Tramadol, none of which I have taken before. Gag! That's all I've been doing since taking the antibiotics, that and the hot & cold sweats, and feeling terrible. The worst is the Tramadol which after the third dose I will not take another. I felt terrible anxiety and googled that drug and found that is a side effect in some people. I'm sipping chamomile tea to try to help the gagging with little relief but I am taking in fluids. I have no appetite, food makes me gag when I look at it. It was good to read others comments that this is expected with the antibiotics. This is day 2, I have 5 more to go."

   
8.0

ADB (taken for less than 1 month) October 8, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I went into the hospital on Saturday with extreme stomach pain and constipation. CT scan and blood work showed colitis with bacterial infection. Prescribed 500mg Flagyl 3x day and 500mg Cipro 2x a day. I've taken Cipro before but had never heard of Flagyl. I made the mistake of reading reading reviews and became panicked. But most people don't leave reviews when things are good. I'm on day 3, but things are ok. I HAVE to take it with milk. Keeps the nausea and metallic taste to a minimum. I have mild stomach upset (but nothing compared to before) and a headache. It's not pleasant but I'm almost halfway through. My suggestion is to eat and drink different things. I also found spacing out the Flagyl and Cipro helped with nausea as well. The medicine seems to be working. And the side effects have been bearable so far. Take each review with a grain of salt and remember- every body is different and will respond to things differently."

   
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SnakeLover13 October 2, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "On day 2 for a 7 day course, 250mg 2 pills every morning and night for BV. First day gave me nausea, headache, trouble looking at the light, back and chest pain, anxiety and increased heart rate. Second day now I have all the same side effects but now my poop is looking weird and urine's turning brown. I get anxiety every time I need to pop a pill, I hate flagyl!"

   
3.0

MJ (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Diagnosed BV. The taste of Flagyl. I have tried putting this medicine in ice cream, peanut butter, just swallowing. If anyone has ANY tips let me know. Peanut butter has been the best thing so far, but I still have to chase it with a fizzy drink. This is the absolute worst-tasting medicine I’ve ever had."

Roo (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I was prescribed flagyl for my BV when I say this drug is a miracle I just finished my 500mg for 7 days. I did have side effects I felt very fatigue but overall this dug did exactly what it was suppose to do, very happy with the results and would recommend this antibiotic"

   
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happy (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I went to ER with acute diverticulitis and was prescribed Metronidazole along with Cipro and pain pills. I was administered a couple pain shots and thought I could go home and take these meds and get better. Three days later I was back in the ER and let them admit me this time. The terrible headaches, horrific taste in my mouth, nausea and vomiting was about more than I could bare. I have had sleeve surgery and so my stomach is small, but this gave me such bad heartburn and indigestion, I could not imaging a medicine making a person this sick. I, also, had diarrhea with every bathroom trip and very dark urine. I couldn't even stand the taste of water or the food I ate tasted horrible along with a lack of appetite, lethargy, and light headedness. I finished my prescription of ten days, but I hope I never have to take this horrible drug again. One good thing about it is my diverticulitis pain is gone, and I pray it will never return."

   
8.0

sister2 September 15, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I am a Flagyl survivor. Today I finish my 48 hours of it getting out of my system following 7 harrowing days of physical assault. Day 3 brought debilitating stomach pain, incapacitating nausea, dizziness/brain fog. The hospital had to confirm for me that the diverticulitis was not worse it was the medication’s side effects. What??? Is this 2018? I am a healthcare provider and this has given me insight into people’s distrust of the medical profession. The medicine first patented in 1963...now in generic form...and never an attempt to refine the med to reduce side effects? Or produce alternatives? I have an intense full time job, got lucky I was sick over the long weekend (????) and just made it through day 6 and 7 at work with the use of partially effective Zofran (anti-nausea). Find any alternative drug or treatment. I just lost 10 days of my life first to illness then to the treatment. I believe quality of life matters. Good luck diverticulitis suffers! I’m with you in spirit."

   
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Jame (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I am taking flagyl and cipro together. I don't know what is worse - what I'm taking it for or the misery it is causing me."

big wave dave September 1, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I was supposed to take this twice a day for 7 days. I took it for BV. The first 5 days were fine! It seems to clear up the smell and discharge really quick! I had very few symptoms until the 5th day. On the 5th day it made my throat swell up to the point were I could barely swallow. Then it gave me extreme fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, and made me feel weak. I felt high. I stopped taking it after five days. I went to see my doctor the next day and hopefully I won’t have to take this again."

   
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Liv (taken for less than 1 month) August 22, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I’m on my last day of this medicine taking it for Bacterial vaginosis (BV). Terrible taste going down have to swallow the pill fast but the smell from BV was gone around the second day of talking the medication. Very good antibiotic"

   
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Kay (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "After having constant diarrhea for 10 days and losing 8lbs. I was prescribed 500mg X 3/day for 7 days. I just finished my last dose. I also took the pills with a probiotic. I did experience nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite and a headache throughout the treatment. However, none of the side effects were extreme. I have had some normal BMs but I still have diarrhea. I’m just curious to know if it will go away or will I have to be prescribed another dose."

   
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Alice (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Nausea side effect hit me hard the last 3 days and the metallic dry mouth was present all day after taking."

   
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VM (taken for less than 1 month) July 31, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "Took Cipro and Flagyl for a Diverticulitis flare up. I paid extra for the name brand of Cipro. Generic brand gave me all the nasty side effects people are sharing. I also found I ate something before taking either meds made a huge difference. I have had minimal side effects from either eating first plus I drink a bottle of water with every pill. This was the worst flare up I've experienced. Hopefully with some lifestyle changes it will be my last."

   
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Anonymous July 29, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I give this medicine a five because yes it is helping with my BV being 27 pregnant but let me tell you, I took it two days and stopped. The side affects are just horrible and excruciatingly painful to the point I almost went to ER. I still have small slight headache today but it's tolerable. I don't feel as sick to my stomach today, my head thankfully isn't point anymore and hopefully will stay that way. I don't care what infection I have I will NEVER EVER take this nasty horrible flagyl EVER AGAIN!!!!"

   
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Baby girl (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I just spent 2-1/2 days in hospital for cellulitis and lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis in my leg. Lower leg cellulitis..upper leg from knee to inguinal lymph node lymphadenopathy/lymphadenitis. Spent first 2 days on IV vancomycin and Zosyn round the clock. Switched to IV Flagyl and Keflex for 1/2 day until discharge. Prescribed oral Flagyl 500 mg 3 times/day for 8 days and Keflex 500 4 times/day for 8 days. Took first dose. So far so good!!!"

Moho1957 (taken for less than 1 month) July 13, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "Was prescribed Flagyl 500 mg for bacterial vaginitis for 7 days. Horrible taste and you have to swallow it quickly, but pill isn't too big so no problem with that. No side effects and smell from BV had cleared up after just three pills (taken twice daily)."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 13, 2018

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For Diverticulitis "I took this for a diverticulitis abscess for ten days. I do not handle antibiotics well. I found with this one you definitely need to eat something with it. If I didn't my stomach would hurt. Mild diarrhea, tolerable. Some nausea. Otherwise no problems."

   
9.0

KC (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2018

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