Flagyl is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body and treats bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, vagina, skin, stomach, and joints. This medication does not however treat a vaginal yeast infection. Generic name to Flagyl is metronidazole, and some of the dosage names that might be used are oral tablet extended release, oral capsule, oral tablet, oral suspension, or film coated. Flagyl prescription should be taken with the full length and symptoms improvement might even be seen before the infection is completely cleared. Side effects that might be experienced might include pain behind the eyes, vision problems, sores or white patches on the inside the mouth or lips.
Flagyl is a drug used to treat a vast array of infections. Specifically it targets bacteria, known as anaerobic bacteria, which do not use oxygen to grow. This makes it a highly useful drug for quite a lot of infections, ranging from bacterial vaginosis and peritonitis, to H. pylori infection and pseudomembranous colitis. It works by disturbing the synthesis of DNA inside anaerobic organisms. Flagyl has numerous interactions, some of which cause nausea and vomiting, such as that which occurs with alcohol.