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[pct-l] Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Flagyl is active against both anaerobic bacteria AND protozoa.  We really
don't know how it works for either bacteria or protozoa.

Unlabeled uses:  CDC recommended dose for Giardiasis is 250mg 3 times daily
for 7 days.

Patient Info: 
May cause GI upset; take with food.
Avoid alcoholic beverages, if taken may cause unpleasant reaction.
May cause darkening of the urine
An unpleasant metallic taste may be noticeable.

I hope this clears up the issue some.

Douglas A. Prosser, Pharm.D.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist-Pediatric Oncology
Kaiser Permanente
5601 De Soto Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-719-3686 (8-348-3686)
Fax: 818-719-3573 (8-348-3573)
E-mail: Douglas.A.Prosser@kp.org
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