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metronidazole

 [mĕ″tro-nid´ah-zōl]
an antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent effective against obligate anaerobes; used as the base, administered orally and intravaginally in Trichomonas vaginalis infection in females and orally in T. vaginalis infection in males and in intestinal amebiasis. It is used orally or intravenously in extraintestinal amebiasis and infection by obligate anaerobic bacteria and intravenously for the prophylaxis of colonic perioperative infection. It is also used topically in the treatment of rosacea. The hydrochloride salt is administered intravenously for the same indications for which the base is used intravenously.

metronidazole

/met·ro·ni·da·zole/ (-ni´dah-zōl) an antiprotozoal and antibacterial effective against obligate anaerobes; used as the base or the hydrochloride salt. It is also used as a topical treatment for rosacea.

metronidazole

(mĕt′rə-nī′də-zōl′)
n.
A synthetic antimicrobial drug, C6H9N3O3, used to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, anaerobic bacterial infections, and intestinal amebiasis.

metronidazole

[met′rənī′dəzōl]
an antimicrobial with activity against anaerobic bacteria and protozoa.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of a variety of infections, including amebiasis, trichomoniasis, anaerobic infections, antibiotic-induced infections, pseudomembranous colitis, and bacterial vaginosis.
contraindications First trimester of pregnancy, blood dyscrasias, organic disease, central nervous system disorders, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is contraindicated in nursing mothers.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are severe GI distress, dizziness, neutropenia, and neurological disturbances. A metallic taste in the mouth is commonly noted.

metronidazole

Noritate® Dermatology An antibiotic used for managing dermatitides and erythema of rosacea. See Rosacea Infectious disease An antibiotic used to treat bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections; it is the most effective agent for H pylori infections.

metronidazole

An antibiotic drug effective against Trichomonas vaginalis and Entamoeba histolytica as well as many other organisms. It is especially useful in the treatment of amoebic dysentery and amoebic liver abscesses as well as ANAEROBIC infections. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Acea Gel, Elyzol, Flagyl, Metrosa and Zidoval. The drug is also formulated with the antifungal drug nystatin under the brand name Flagyl Compak and, for external use only, under the brand names Anabact, Metrogel, Metrotop and Rozex.

Metronidazole

An anti-infective agent regarded as the best available drug for treating trichomoniasis. It is sold under the trade names Flagyl and MetroGel.
Mentioned in: Trichomoniasis

metronidazole

; Flagyl antibacterial agent effective against anaerobic infections; adult dose = 500mg every 8 hours

metronidazole

(met´rənī´dəzōl´),
n a generic synthetic antibacterial compound available for both oral and intravenous use. It is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. In dentistry, it is used in the treatment of HIV, periodontal disease, and aggressive periodontitis.
metronidazole HCl,
n brand name: Flagyl, Metro IV, Protostat;
drug class: trichomonacide, amebicide, antiinfective;
action: direct-acting amebicide/trichomonacide binds, degrades DNA in organisms;
uses: intestinal amebiasis, amebic abscess, trichomoniasis, refractory trichomoniasis, bacterial anaerobic infections.

metronidazole

an antimicrobial compound effective against protozoa and anaerobic bacteria. Commonly used to treat trichomoniasis, amebiasis, giardiasis and balantidiasis.