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Generic Name: METRONIDAZOLE SUSTAINED-ACTION - ORAL Pronounced: (MET-roe-NYE-da-zole) Flagyl ER Oral Precautions
Before taking metronidazole, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other nitroimidazoles such as
tinidazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain
inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
nervous system disorders (e.g., seizures)
Avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this medication and
for at least 3 days after finishing this medicine because severe stomach upset,
nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing may occur.
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery,
or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure...
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