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Can You Get Flagyl (Metronidazole)Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Flagyl (Metronidazole) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Flagyl. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Flagyl, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Flagyl (Metronidazole)?
Flagyl is the brand name for metronidazole. It is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication that is used to treat a range of different kinds of infections. Keep in mind that Flagyl cannot be used to treat viral or fungal infections.
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How Does Flagyl Work?
The active ingredient in Flagyl works to eradicate the infection by interfering with the DNA of the bacteria causing the infection. In effect, the medication prevents the proliferation of bacterial cells, causing them to die off as the treatment period progresses.
Flagyl Dosage and Treatment
When using antibiotic medications, it is imperative that you follow your doctor’s instructions as closely as possible. The reason for this is two-fold.
First, following the dosage recommendations guarantees a consistent concentration of the antibiotic medication in your system to efficiently eradicate the infection.
Second, making sure that you see through the entire treatment period will ensure that the bacteria does not reinfect your system.
If you start to feel better during the middle of treatment, do not cease the use of medication even if all of your symptoms have subsided. Trace amounts of the bacteria may still be in your system, and these organisms can learn the chemical footprint of the antibiotics you use. When that happens, the bacteria may become resistant to Flagyl in the future.
The dosage ranges for Flagyl are not the same for different patients. However, your doctor will likely prescribe Flagyl within the following possible ranges:
- One-day treatment course: 2 grams given as one dose, or two separate doses of equal amounts (1 gram) on the same day
- Seven-day treatment course: 250 mg three times everyday for a period of seven days
- 500 to 750 mg three times daily for a five to 10 day treatment period
Anaerobic Bacterial Infections
- 7.5 mg for every kilogram of body weight every 6 hours
- Not to exceed a maximum daily dosage of 4 grams
- Usually extends from 7 to 10 days of treatment
Keep in mind that Flagyl can be used to treat a range of other bacterial and protozoal infections. Ask a doctor whether Flagyl can be a sound solution for your specific condition in order to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Flagyl can be taken on an empty stomach, but if you feel stomach pain after a dose, you might be better off taking the medication 2 hours after meals.
Benefits of Flagyl
When used within the right dosage and treatment period parameters, Flagyl can help completely eradicate a bacterial or protozoal infection, eliminating all symptoms associated with the infection, and paving the way for optimal health and occupational functioning.
Side Effects of Flagyl
When you take Flagyl, you can expect that there will be some side effects. As long as these reactions are tolerable, there should not be a reason for you to worry. However, in the event that you feel overwhelmed by the severity or the number of side effects you are experiencing, you can reach out to your doctor to determine whether you would be better off taking an adjusted dosage or a different antibiotic all together.
Some of the side-effects that occur due to the use of Flagyl may include:
- Body pain
- Stomach pain
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Pain of the eyes
- Tingling sensations in the hands and feet
- Symptoms of a cold
- Vaginal discharge
If you experience any of these side effects and you feel that they are tolerable, then you might not have to tell your doctor.
However, if you experience any of the following adverse reactions, cease the use of Flagyl immediately and contact your doctor. These may be an indication of poor drug metabolism, which may lead to life-threatening complications.
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Blood in urine
- Loss of balance
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe stomach and back pain
- Big, red, raised, itchy patches on the skin
- Feeling of pelvic pressure
- Rapid sudden weight loss
- Pain or tenderness around the face
- Painful intercourse
Other Flagyl Considerations
Yes, Flagyl can be an effective treatment for infection, but that does not mean it will be safe for everyone. This medication can have negative interactions with certain other drugs and conditions. In this case, your doctor may recommend that you use a different medication all together.
Some of the medications that cannot be used in combination with Flagyl include:
- Cholera vaccine
- Typhoid vaccine
If you have any of the following medical conditions, then it is highly advised that you do not use Flagyl:
- Blood dyscrasias
- Neurologic disturbances
- Undergoing dialysis
- Liver disease or dysfunction
- High sodium
Some experts recommend that women who are nursing and take Flagyl for longer periods discard their milk for safety purposes. Make sure you discuss your pregnancy or your breastfeeding situation with your doctor before accepting a prescription for Flagyl.
Can You Buy Flagyl Online?
If you do a little research, you will likely find a number of online pharmacies that offer to sell you prescription medications like Flagyl. But before you dive at the convenient opportunity of buying medication online, make sure you have chosen a legitimate source.
Even online pharmacies cannot dispense medications without a proper prescription. So before you go out in search of an online source for Flagyl, you have to see a doctor who can write you a prescription.
Fortunately the doctor’s at PlushCare can help you find out if Flagyl is right for your situation.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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