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User Reviews for Flagyl

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Pneumonia
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Diverticulitis
7.1
   
64 reviews 32 medications
Bacterial Infection
7.0
   
131 reviews 171 medications
Helicobacter Pylori Infection
7.0
   
4 reviews 61 medications
Trichomoniasis
6.9
   
10 reviews 9 medications
Clostridial Infection
6.8
   
5 reviews 31 medications
Intraabdominal Infection
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2 reviews 57 medications
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
6.0
   
1 review 65 medications
Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
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Summary of Flagyl reviews 7.1 232 reviews

Reviews for Flagyl

For Diverticulitis "Used Flagyl in combo with Cipro after 4 days of IV antibiotics for a bad diverticulitis flare up. No major side effects provided that I used probiotics and yogurt religiously during the week long course. I would take a probiotics about 1-2 hours before dosage, then eat a yogurt, then another probiotic 1-2 hours after each dose. I was on a soft diet anyhow. Very little nausea but quite manageable with ginger and peppermint tea and some rest. Also drinking lots of water helped as well keep things moving and somewhat normal."

   
8.0

Vetusnak1 (taken for less than 1 month) April 22, 2019

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For Diverticulitis "This is the 4th time I have had diverticulitis and one of the things I dread is having to take 500 mg of cipro (2x a day) and 500 mg of Flagyl (3x/day) for 10 days. The nausea and stomach ache are horrible. I am now on the 7th day and this morning I began thinking about why the problems remain so many hours after I take the drugs. I thought perhaps the drugs were not dissolving properly, so I cut the pills in half and took them in 2 pieces. I have not had nausea or stomach pain today. It did not help the fatigue and weakness however."

   
9.0

AT and T (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "Just finished a 14 day course of Xifaxin and Flagyl for SIBO -C (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with constipation). I was admittedly anxious about taking it at all due to some of the horrible reviews in general on the internet. However, I was fine. I actually stuck the pill inside a blueberry, and took it on a spoon of applesauce. It worked like a charm. I also followed the instructions to take the flagyl every 8 hours which meant keeping a weird eating schedule. I experienced virtually no metal taste issues, had some minor side effects, but generally felt well with good energy. I wanted to comment, as I believe people who tolerate it do not tend to make the effort to comment. The only way to know, is to try. I am hoping this course of antibiotics will reduce the bacteria in my gut, and help on the journey to healing."

   
9.0

Antonia (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "This antibiotic was the worst possible one I had to take! Anyone saying there are no side effects with this medicine is one of the lucky ones. This drug damages your digestive system, it tastes nasty, you have that taste all day come back up. I didn’t sleep well, and it affected the way I was breathing. Outside of that, it gave me yeast infection on my tongue. I’d never take this drug ever again! This drug cause more harm than good. If you need an antibiotic, find a functional dr. Natural medicine has been around for years and it works."

   
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TGuy (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "I have taken flagyl multiple times for bv. I hate it each time. I tried Clindamycin but it wasn’t as effective. I took the pills with chocolate milk for the first few days, then orange juice then I finally saw where to wrap fruit roll up around the pill. I wish I would’ve known about that a long time ago. It helped a lot. My side effects were: dizzy, drowsy, stomach ache, heartburn, kinda blurry vision, headaches, back pain, frequent urination, dark urine, not much diarrhea, nausea, finally didn’t have a metallic taste but the after taste was awful. After taking the medication, it did give me a yeast infection which was expected. Really please try the fruit roll up method, it help a lot even with my last tablet."

   
9.0

Na (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2019

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For Diverticulitis "I have had Diverticulosis for years. The first attack was awful. Went to ER. So very very sick. Did the Flagyl/Cipro routine. felt worse. Over the years I have discovered many things. First of all you DO NOT WANT TO TAKE CIPRO. Google up Cipro. It is poison and even have groups of people with horror stories about Cipro. FLAGYL: All you have to do is ask your doctor to write brand medically necessary and the pills come coated with a smooth blue coating that slides down easily and do not dissolve in your mouth so no bad taste when taking taking Flagyl. If you have diverticulosis and get flares of diverticulitis do not wait. IMMEDIATELY start on flagyl A lot of the symptoms you all describe are not from the pills they are from the disease. No Cipro and start Flagyl immediately. I keep a supply always in the house."

   
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SIGLEINDA (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 2, 2019

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For Helicobacter Pylori Infection "I can't believe the complaints on here for a antibiotic that is going to heal your infection. I am on Tetracycline, Flagyl, Bismuth and Lansaprazole, I hope you all feel better. Drink lots of water and eat before you take this antibiotic. Love and Light"

   
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indigogirl (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "Within the second day, the smell from the BV was gone. It does however leave a bad after taste. To solve that, after taking it I drunk a whole bottle of water and then chewed a piece of gum that helped for me."

Samiam (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "I'm taking it for a bacterial infection and it makes me feel so awful I have to take it 3 times a day for 10 days (500 mg). I learned taking it with passion fruit or guava juice masked the horrible taste completely !!! But honestly the side effect are so terrible I'd rather have that horrible taste in my mouth than feel how it made me feel."

   
8.0

boriiiiii99 (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "Only cures bacterial vaginosis (BV) for about a week for me."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2019

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For Bacterial Infection "I am on day 6 of day 7 twice a day. I feel horrible. I have been so nauseous and dizzy every since taking this medication. I cannot wait to be finished. As far as the reason, I am taking it (BV) the odor went away almost immediately from taking. It absolutely works for that."

   
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ABCDLady (taken for less than 1 month) December 28, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I was given flagyl for my Bacterial vaginosis (BV), the pill has a horrible taste to it and to make matters worse it can leave you feeling groggy and give you a head fog with nausea. It does works like a charm for trich and BV. This is maybe the 6th time in my life taking it so I think my body had gotten use to it but I'd rather deal with these side effects than the ones of nasty smelly BV."

   
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ARIE R (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 14, 2018

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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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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