Metronidazole 400mg Tablets

Metronidazole belongs to a group of drugs known as antimicrobials. These are used for bacterial and protozoal infections.
This medicine is used to treat septicaemia (micro-organisms in the body), bacteraemia (bacteria in the blood stream), infection affecting the brain, pelvis and bone; and infection following childbirth. It is used to treat or prevent bacterial infection after surgery. It is also used for infection of the sex organs in both male and female, dysentery (watery stools containing blood and mucus), liver infection, to remove cysts, diarrhoea caused by parasite (Giardia Lamblia), and dental infection, including redness and swelling of the gums.

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Therapeutic Indications for Metronidazole 400mg Tablets

Metronidazole is indicated in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections in which anaerobic bacteria have been identified or are suspected to be the cause.

Metronidazole is active against a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms notably species of Bacteroides, Fusobacteria, Clostridia, Eubacteria, anaerobic cocci and Gardnerella vaginalis.

It is also active against Trichomonas, Entamoeba histolytica,Giardia lamblia and Balantidium coli.

Metronidazole is indicated in adults and children for the following indications:

It is indicated in:

  1. The treatment of septicaemia, bacteraemia, peritonitis, brain abscess, necrotising pneumonia, osteomyelitis, puerperal sepsis, pelvic abscess and pelvic cellulitis and post-operative wound infections from which pathogenic anaerobes have been isolated.
  2. The prevention of post-operative infections due to anaerobic bacteria, particularly species of Bacteroides and anaerobic streptococci.
  3. Urogenital trichomoniasis in the female (trichomonal vaginitis) and in the male.
  4. Bacterial vaginosis (also known as non-specific vaginitis,anaerobic vaginosis or gardnerella vaginitis).
  5. All forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extra-intestinal disease and that of symptomless cyst passers) such as acute amoebic dysentery and amoebic liver abscess and to eradicate cysts from asymptomatic cyst passers.
  6. Giardiasis.
  7. Acute dental infections.
  8. Acute ulcerative gingivitis.
  9. Anaerobically-infected leg ulcers and pressure sores

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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