Metronidazole 400mg Tablets
  • Metronidazole 400mg Tablets

Metronidazole 400mg Tablets

Medication features

  • Oral Antibiotic which eliminates bacteria
  • Seven-day course treatment
  • For female patients only

Overview

Order Metronidazole Tablets Online

You can request to order Metronidazole online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. This is prescribed as a treatment for women with bacterial vaginosis (BV). It can be prescribed as a 7-day course of tablets or as a high strength single treatment dose. 

Metronidazole is a prescription-only medicine and you must complete an online medical consultation as part of your order. This is assessed by our doctors, who will prescribe the medicine if suitable to do so. If approved, a prescription is passed to our online pharmacy team to dispense. Please note, your medicine will be dispatched to your address via Royal Mail.

About Metronidazole

Metronidazole is a prescription-only antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections, including bacterial vaginosis in women. As well as tablets, Metronidazole is available as a vaginal gel to treat bacterial vaginosis.

How does Metronidazole work?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is caused by a change in the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina. This causes an overgrowth of certain bacteria, such as Gardnerella vaginalis. Metronidazole works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection, which treats the bacterial imbalance in the vagina.

 

Metronidazole does not treat other vaginal problems such as thrush or cystitis

Metronidazole dosage

Metronidazole for BV is usually treated using Metronidazole 400mg tablets, but there are two different dosage types. The first Metronidazole for BV dosage is to take one tablet twice a day for 5 to 7 days. 

The other dosage that can be prescribed is to take Metronidazole 400mg as 5 tablets at once, as a single dose. Both dosages are effective at treating BV, but some women may prefer the single dose option because it is easier than taking a 7-day course of tablets.

You should take oral Metronidazole exactly as your doctor has prescribed.

Alternative treatments

Bacterial vaginosis can also be treated with topical treatments like Zidoval Gel and Dalacin Cream. Zidoval contains Metronidazole as the active ingredient and is applied at bedtime for 5 days. Dalacin contains the active ingredient clindamycin, which is also an antibiotic. The cream is usually applied at bedtime for 7 days.

FAQ

What is Metronidazole used to treat?

Metronidazole can be used to treat several types of infections such as dental infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and bacterial vaginosis (BV). It mostly targets bacteria called anaerobic bacteria and is not suitable to treat all types of infections.

What are the side effects of Metronidazole?

It can cause side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. 

Other side effects can be more serious such as causing liver problems, blood problems or pancreatitis. Although these are rare, you should stop taking the tablets and immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of the above.

Can you drink alcohol on Metronidazole?

Drinking alcohol and taking Metronidazole can cause side effects like headaches, flushing, and nausea. You should not drink alcohol while taking the tablets and for 48 hours after stopping the course of tablets.

Can you buy Metronidazole over the counter?

Metronidazole, in the UK, is a prescription-only medicine that cannot be bought over the counter. However, if you have BV you can request Metronidazole to buy online from our UK registered online doctor service. You must complete an online medical consultation for our doctors to assess.

If your request is approved by our doctors, a prescription will be sent to our online pharmacy team. From here, it will be dispensed and dispatched to your chosen delivery address. If you have any queries, please contact our customer service team.

Side Effects

Metronidazole Side Effects

Like any medicine, metronidazole can cause adverse effects. It can cause side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and an unpleasant taste in the mouth.  

Other side effects can be more serious such as causing liver problems, blood problems or pancreatitis. Although these are rare, you should stop taking the tablets and immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of the above.

See the patient information leaflet for further information, or ask your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.

You should not take Metronidazole and alcohol at the same time. Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine can cause side effects like headaches, stomach pain, hot flushes and nausea. Do not drink any alcohol during the course of treatment and for 48 hours after finishing the course of Metronidazole.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Warnings

Other conditions and Metronidazole

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Metronidazole or any of the ingredients in the tablets. This medicine may not be suitable for people with liver or kidney problems, nervous system diseases, or people having dialysis. If any of the above applies to you, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.  

Interactions with other medicines

Certain medicines can interact with Metronidazole in the body and should not be taken together. This includes lithium, disulfiram, some anti-epilepsy medicines, and blood-thinning medicines like warfarin. 


See the patient information leaflet for a complete list of drug interactions. If you are unsure about Metronidazole and your other medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.

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