Metronidazole is used in the case of variety of infections. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles. Metronidazole is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, stomach, joints, or respiratory tract. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa. This antibiotic only treats bacterial and protozoa infections.
Metronidazole comes as a tablet and an extended-release tablet to take by mouth. This remedy is sometimes used with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers. Metronidazole may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. The Metronidazole immediate-release tablet and extended-release tablet are prescription drugs.
Dosage of Metronidazole:
Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths
• 250 mg • 500 mg
• 500 mg/100mL
Your dose will depend on your medical condition and your response to treatment.
The tablets can be taken with food or a glass of milk to prevent upset stomach.