Metronidazole alternative

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Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with trich and was prescribed by a nurse 500 mg 2 times a day for 5 days of metronidazole. I'm really cautious and worried about taking it because i searched and this pill has a lot of bad side effects, like making you really sick. It says that there is an alternative pill called azithromycin with less side effects. I talked to my OB about that and she said that she hasn't prescribed that to anyone who has trich.
Avatar f tn Allergic reaction occurred, now MD has me on metronidazole. It's been 5 days and no relief from outbreak. Is there an alternative I can take?
Avatar n tn This genious doctor assumed I had a PID since the Chlamydia was never treated in December and prescribed Metronidazole and Lavaquin (500-500 each) for two weeks to clear the PID. My symtoms have stopped. I finished of these antibiotics about three weeks ago. Today the simptoms have come back. What does it mean? That Chlamydia came back, right? forgive me, I am quite new to this and don't even know what questions to ask.
Avatar f tn Ciprofloxacin twice, metronidazole once, with no improvement Daily meds: Compazine, metoclopramide, domperidone, pain killers Questions: What else do you think this could be? What other tests can I ask my GI Doctor to do? Is there a chance that it is a virus which can only be identified during flare-ups? My partner (who travelled to India too) presented bloating, nausea and stomach pain 6 months ago. Is it likely they are related?
Avatar f tn Can I use Clindamycin as an alternative to Metronidazole to treat Trichomoniasis?
Avatar n tn The current antimicrobial drug of choice is metronidazole, with penicillin as an alternative treatment. There are few studies which have proven that metronidazole is more effective than penicillin. There is less CNS excitation with metronidazole than with penicillin. Other antimicrobials that are used are clindamycin, erythromycin, tetracycline, and vancomycin.All hospitals follow different treatment regimes. Hope you find this information useful. Do keep us posted on how your son is doing.
Avatar m tn After 4 weeks of upset stomach, my doctor today gave me Metronidazole (Flagy) to help my upset stomach. After one hour of taking it,my stomach clamed down but my upper body started to have rashes. Does this mean hiv virus? Should i prepare my selffor something serous? I need illustration please.
Avatar m tn Use of metronidazole for trichomoniasis during pregnancy should be restricted to those in whom alternative treatment has been inadequate. Use of metronidazole for trichomoniasis in pregnancy should be carefully evaluated because metronidazole crosses the placental barrier and its effects on the human fetal organogenesis are not known."
Avatar f tn She does not know to whom to turn, because her doctor is bullying her into taking this medicine. Are there alternative medicines for treating bacterial vaginitis? Apparently there is some kind of inflammation in birth canal, so unless resolved prior to birth, there is chance for baby to contract some kind of infection while being born. Are there safe medicines? Perhaps safe-for-baby antibiotics? Pills or gels? Getting a new doctor is not an option, because of state medicine.
Avatar f tn Did anyone take pills for infection down there, I was prescribed Metronidazole, very scared to take it but I read online the infection is dangerous.
Avatar n tn Take a course of metronidazole ( for about 10-14 days). Improvement may be seen in 2-4 days of starting the treatment. If no improvement is seen stool test may have to be done for confirmation of diagnosis and an alternative medication like vancomycin has to be taken.
Avatar m tn I did test at the GP's, it was a swab, I get the results tmrw. I meant to ask, I was given Metronidazole (400mg x 3 a day) and Eryhromycin (500mg x 4 a day) to take for a week. If I had any STD's would tis cure it?
Avatar f tn You should be able to pull up a lot of information about the do's and don'ts. There is one I know of that is an alternative, but I'm not sure about the 'cure' rate. It's the regimen of a PPI, metronidazole, tetracycline, and a bismuth salt.
Avatar n tn Clindamycin, erythromycin and/or metronidazole are better treatment of choice than doxycycline.
Avatar m tn There was many antibiotic (penicillins, macrolides) and alternative (silver colloide, hyperbar oxigen, rife maschine, DMSO) treatments tried for many years. This brought some improvement, but not definitive.
Avatar f tn A dermatologist advise me to take doxycycline which is out of the question since this antibiotic can cause a flare of the SLE. Is there any other, alternative antibiotic i could use for this skin condition i have? Thanks you very much.
Avatar n tn Hi. The safety of topical metronidazole in pregnancy has not been fully estabished and it should not be used unless considered essential by a doctor. Metrogel is usually prescribed for rosacea, not acne.
Avatar f tn Metronidazole and clindamycin are shown to be effective against anaerobic microorganisms, though tinidazole was the most recently approved antimicrobial agent for BV treatment, and is considered an alternative antimicrobial agent, particularly whenever metronidazole and clindamycin are unavailable or not tolerated. Being a second generation nitroimidazole with a longer half-life than metronidazole, it requires lower dosages, to be taken less frequently than metronidazole.
Avatar m tn I had a total gastrectomy about 7 weeks ago due to a stomach cancer diagnosis. Subsequently I developed a C diff infection for which I took Metronidazole for 3 weeks. During the third week the doctor took the test 3 times and they were all negative. My diarrhea symptoms subsided considerably after 2 weeks of medication but they seem to have returned today although not very severely. I am concerned that I may have a relapse.
Avatar f tn dear crowsgirl, Let us start with easy curable alternative diseases. it seems to be giardiasis, go an check for giardia antigen in your stool to confirm. if antigen is positive i think within few weeks it will be resolved, or you can treat it by taking metronidazole or tinidazol or nitazoxanide.
Avatar n tn I have been taking antibioitics repeatedly (penicillin, Amoxil) for the infection and used various antibacterial gels etc but these medications have not killed the infection. As I understand Flagyl (metronidazole) is effective against such infections, but has potentially serious adverse effects. As I am sensitive to antibiotics and have had other immune problems I am wondering whether you would be able to recommend an alternative treatment for the infection.
Avatar n tn This doctor mentioned Trich also and went ahead and gave me a single dose metronidazole - 4 pills. It has only been a few days but I guess I am wondering: 1) If it is only NGU, will metronidazole clear up the infection? 2) My big concern, and maybe I read too much on the internet, is Herpes. I am worried that the burning and itching I had for a day during my first bout of NGU was not an allergic reaction or a fungal infection, as they suggested.
Avatar f tn I have been treated three times with metronidazole, and now have a prescription for clindamycin. Do you stabbing pains occasionally in the vaginal area as well?
Avatar f tn You should follow up with your PCP once you get insurance to make sure you're cured. An alternative medication if needed is Tinidazole. You can speak to your doc about that.
Avatar f tn My OB/GYN did a swab in May that confirmed the BV. I have recently begun Metronidazole Gel 0.75%, qd x 5. I have been reading a lot of forums, and from what it looks like, none of these treatments are very effective. I am starting to really worry that this is going to plague me for the rest of my life. I have asked these questions, but no one can seem to give me a straight answer. I have never had an STD before, although I had a shaky past, and have had a lot of sexual partners in my life.
Avatar n tn I finished 10 days of Metronidazole for c.difficile overgrowth on November 11th. On Nov 13th, I found out I am pregnant and according to calculations I am just over 4 weeks pregnant now. My due date is approx. July 21st, 2005. I am sure the c.diff is back as I had bloody mucousy runny stool this morning. How dangerous is it for me to have c.diff while pregnant? What drugs are safe to take to get rid of it during my pregnancy, and what is your recommended course of action?
Avatar f tn is there a cream safe enough for the lip area that wont burn? i do have some metronidazole tablets? shall i take these? or do i need thrush tablets?? im certainly not going to wash the area with anything but water for now any other advice?
Avatar f tn However, if you do need antibiotics after extraction, amoxicillin and metronidazole, erythromycin( erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin) and metronidazole are commonly prescribed for periodontal infection. You may address your condern to your dentist.
Avatar f tn Tylan is a REALLY good alternative to Metro. I've yet to have a dog respond to Metronidazole if Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is the problem. If food allergy is suspected, why not try a hydrolized protein diet? If you have not done so already. As much as I hate Pred, I would probably ask for a course in this situation. If it helps, your answer is likely an inflammed bowel. The cause is still unknown though.