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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Metronidazole
Manufacturer:Watson Labs
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Indications and Usage
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic trichomoniasis in females and males when the presence of the trichomonad has been confirmed by appropriate laboratory procedures (wet smears and/or cultures).
Trichomonas Infections -- Infections in birds and mammals produced by various species of Trichomonas.

Contraindications

Metronidazole is contraindicated in patients with a prior history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives.In patients with trichomoniasis, metronidazole is contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy.

(See PRECAUTIONS.)
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Trichomonas Infections -- Infections in birds and mammals produced by various species of Trichomonas.

Warnings

Convulsive seizures and peripheral neuropathy, the latter characterized mainly by numbness or paresthesia of an extremity, have been reported in patients treated with metronidazole.

The appearance of abnormal neurologic signs demands the prompt discontinuation of metronidazole therapy.

Metronidazole should be administered with caution to patients with central nervous system diseases.
Branded Drugs
The following US Branded drugs contain Metronidazole


PYLERA -- AXCAN SCANDIPHARM INC

HELIDAC -- PROMETHEUS LABORATORIES INC

FLAGYL -- GD SEARLE LLC

METROCREAM -- GALDERMA LABORATORIES LP

NORITATE -- SANOFI AVENTIS US LLC

METROGEL -- GALDERMA LABORATORIES LP

METROGEL-VAGINAL -- GRACEWAY PHARMACEUTICALS LLC

VANDAZOLE -- TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA

FLAGYL I.V. RTU IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP

FLAGYL I.V. RTU IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- GD SEARLE LLC

METRO I.V. -- B BRAUN MEDICAL INC

METRO I.V. IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- B BRAUN MEDICAL INC

METRONIDAZOLE IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- CLARIS LIFESCIENCES LTD

METRONIDAZOLE IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- HOSPIRA INC

METROLOTION -- GALDERMA LABORATORIES LP

FLAGYL ER -- GD SEARLE LLC

METROMIDOL -- LABORATORIOS APLICACIONES FARMACEUTICAS SA DE CV

PROTOSTAT -- ORTHO MCNEIL PHARMACEUTICAL INC

SATRIC -- SAVAGE LABORATORIES INC DIV ALTANA INC


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