Flagyl belongs to the class of oral antiprotozoal antibiotics. It is designed to counter the infections that are caused by bacteria or amoeba in the respiratory tract, stomach, vagina, as well as skin and joints.
Mind that a vaginal yeast infection cannot be cured by this medication although amateurs may think such an occurence is possible. Flagyl also fails to help with viral infections such as the common cold or influenza; antibiotics generally cannot help eradicate viruses.
When taking Flagyl, follow your doctor's instructions carefully. If your symptoms are beginning to disappear, it does not mean the infection is gone and you may stop taking the medication. While you are on Flagyl, you must not consume any alcohol. You may start adding alcohol beverages to your diet again only once three days have passed since your last pill.
Flagyl's possible side effects include the following: rapid heart, skin redness (occasionally accompanied by a feeling of warmth or tingliness), nausea, and, in a number of cases, vomiting. Before starting on a Flagyl course, tell your doctor if you have any stomach or intensial diseases, blood cell disordes, seizure or nerve disorders. Also, women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy or are currently breast-feeding should not be taking Flagyl.