Flagyl, also known as Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to treat certain parasites and anaerobic bacteria. It was prescribed to me by my gynecologist to treat what they thought was bacterial vaginosis (BV), also referred to as a bacterial infection. Side effects of Flagyl can include, nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, a metallic taste, and rash. It should be stored at room temperature and away from light. Do not drink alcohol while taking Flagyl or for 3 days after taking it. It can cause severe vomiting, nausea, cramps, flushing, headaches, vaginal itching and discharge.
I was given the extended release Flagyl. For the extended release form of medicine, it should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal. The pills should not be broken or crushed. Breaking the pill will make too much of the drug release at one time. I took the pills as directed, although it was a little bit of a challenge to take the pills 1 hour before and 2 hours after eating. I experienced a metallic taste in my mouth. About 2 days into my medicine I developed a really bad yeast infection. I’m not talking about just a regular yeast infection. I’m taking about the yeast infection of all yeast infections–red, raw, swollen. I was directed to finish my medicine and then they put me on more medicine for the yeast infection.
A lot of people have reported getting a yeast infection from taking Flagyl. My doctor did not warn me about this, nor was there a label on the medicine stating this. With some antibiotics, such as penicillin, there is a warning stating it may cause a yeast infection. It took several doses of yeast infection medicine for me to get some relief. Flagyl was not a pleasant experience for me.
(Rated 1/5 Stars)