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...
Two of the best aspects of menopause -- and there aren't many -- are that you 1) stop having to deal with menstrual periods, which always came at the very worst times (like on vacation) and 2) for me, those recurrent yeast infections that I got in my 20s, 30s and 40s went away. Until now.
I haven't had a yeast infection for 10 or 15 years. But a recent argument with a sinus infection had me on three different antibiotics until the infection finally went away. My sinuses are better, but the problem moved southward.
About halfway through the last 14-day course of drugs, I recalled that antibiotics can wipe out the good bacteria in your vagina, so I started eating yogurt and drinking cranberry juice; women often share the virtues of both "cures." These days most medical professionals acknowledge their efficacy, too. In fact, the most common bacteria in your vagina is Lactobacillus acidophilus, the same bacteria in yogurt's active cultures. But it wasn't enough.
Long before I ever contracted herpes I often fell victim to yeast infections. At first I blamed it on my active aquatic lifestyle, which included swimming and surfing. Other times I’d blame it on my diet, which, although not poor, could always be improved on. More recently I started wondering whether taking an antiviral for herpes, Acyclovir, could be promoting yeast infections the way taking an antibiotic does. But before jumping to conclusions I decided to do some research.
Much more common in women than in men, yeast infections, thrush, or whatever you want to call it (the scientific name being Candidiasis) is really an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, or yeast, in the genital area (although it can occur in the mouth, or any mucous membrane, as well). Yeast in this area is naturally kept in check by healthy bacteria. When there are not enough healthy bacteria, or there is too much yeast, an infection can occur. So ...
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