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Treats and prevents bacterial infections.

Flagyl (metronidazole) is very good at treating certain bacterial infections, but you can't have any alcohol while on it since it'll make you throw up a lot.

Upsides
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  • Flagyl (metronidazole) is good at killing a variety of bacteria.
  • Unlike many other antibiotics, Flagyl (metronidazole) is less likely to make bacteria resistant to it.
  • Most forms are available as a generic, so it's relatively cheap.
Downsides
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  • You can't drink alcohol while on Flagyl (metronidazole), and for at least 3 days after you finish it.
  • Side effects can include nausea, headache, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in your mouth.
  • If you're taking Flagyl (metronidazole) for a long time, there's a risk of more side effects, such as nerve damage.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Flagyl (metronidazole) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
Used for
  • Gatifloxacin (Tequin(R)) tablets and injection were voluntarily discontinued from the global market due to commercial considerations by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Bristol-Myers Squibb has decided to cease shipping to wholesalers in the United States effective June 2
  • 2006 [3]. Bacterial conjunctivitis Bronchitis
  • Chronic
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation Community acquired pneumonia
  • Including multi-drug resistant S pneumoniae Gonorrhea Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis Sinusitis
  • Acute Urinary tract infectious disease
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Extended-release pill
  • Injection
Price
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Side effects
The Tequin (Gatifloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
13possible side effects
  • Headache
    18%
  • Nausea
    10%
  • Metallic taste
    9%
  • Genital itching
    5%
  • Dizziness
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Stomach problems
    4%
  • Overgrowth of yeast
    3%
  • Stuffy nose
    3%
  • Menstrual cramps
    3%
  • Abnormal urine
    3%
  • Dry mouth
    2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Seizure or brain problems
    • Taking high doses of Flagyl (metronidazole)
    • Taking Flagyl (metronidazole) for a long time
  • Nerve damage
    • Taking high doses of Flagyl (metronidazole)
    • Taking Flagyl (metronidazole) for a long time
  • Cancer
  • New infection while taking Flagyl (metronidazole)
    • Taking Flagyl (metronidazole) incorrectly
  • Interaction with alcohol
    • Drinking alcohol while taking Flagyl (metronidazole)
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