Metronidazole works by killing anaerobic bacteria present in the body. It also prevents the bacteria from duplicating so the infection will disappear.
What is trichomonas vaginalis?
A trichomonas vaginalis infection is a sexually transmitted infection of the vagina caused by a parasite. Many people don’t know they have this STI. Women might experience red and sensitive skin around the vagina which might be itchy or even painful. Some women find they have a discoloration or increase of their discharge. When urine comes into contact with infected skin, this could be painfull. Men usually don’t experience symptoms of trichomonas, they might experience tenderness of the urethra.
What is bacterial vaginosis?
When the balance of bacteria and yeast in the vagina becomes disturbed, the vagina could become irritated. You can then experience an increase in discharge or itching of the labia.
When is the use Metronidazole contraindicated?
If you have one of the following physical conditions, you may not use Metronidazole:
Liver problems, decreased liver function
Spinal cord diseases
Can I drink alcohol when I am taking Metronidazole?
You may not use Metronizadole in combination with alcohol. Even small amounts of alcohol will cause a reaction, often dizziness, headaches, sweating, red skin and other sympoms. Refrain from using alcohol for at least two days after you have finished taking Metronidazole to make sure all its contents have disappeared from the body.
Side effects of Metronizadole:
Gastrointestinal problems, like nausea and diarrhoea.
Unpleasant metally taste in the mouth
Loss of appetite
Discoloration of urine
Itching skin, rashes
Pain in muscles
In rare cases angioedema might occur, this is a reaction to the drug and causes (severe) swelling of the mouth, lips, throat, tongue, eyes or entire face. Should this occur while using Metronidazole, immediately contact a physician or hospital and tell them you suspect an allergic reaction to Metronidazole.