Composition of Metronidazole

Composition

Each one film-coated tablet contains :

  • Metronidazole : 500 mg
  • Excipients: S.Q. for one film-coated tablet.

Indications

Flagyl is indicated in the treatment of infections due to trichomonas vaginalis, non-specific vaginitis, amebiasis, giardiasis, infections involving sensitive anaerobic microorganisms.

Dosage & Administration

Trichomonas vaginalis vaginitis
  • Woman: 250 mg by oral route twice daily and 1 pessary/day by vaginal route for 10 days or 2 g by oral route in one intake.
  • Man: 250 mg by oral route twice daily for 10 days. Exceptionally the treatment could be increased to 0.750 g or to 1g / day.

Your partner must be treated simultaneously even if she/he does not demonstrate any clinical signs.

Non-specific vaginitis

500 mg by oral route twice daily for 7 days. Your partner must be treated simultaneously.

Amebiasis
  • Adults: 1.5 g / day by oral route.
  • Children: 30 to 40 mg / kg / day by oral route.

The daily dose should be taken as 3 divided doses, preferably during meals. The treatment generally lasts 7 consecutive days.

Giardiasis

Adults and children aged over 15: 0.750 g to 1 g / day by oral route.

Children aged 15 or under:

  • from 2 to 5 years old : 250 mg / day,
  • from 5 to 10 years old : 375 mg / day,
  • from 10 to 15 years old : 500 mg / day by oral route.
  • For children, Flagyl Oral Solution or Flagyl 250 mg tablet is more suitable.
  • This daily dose should be taken as a single dose or two divided doses, preferably during meals for 5 consecutive days.
Anaerobic infections

Adults: 1 g to 1.5 g / day by oral route.

Children: 20 to 30 mg / kg / day by oral route.

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