Metronidazole for Women

Thrush in women presents itself through itching of the vagina and surrounding areas, redness or swelling of the tissues of the vagina and vulva, soreness and a white odourless discharge.

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How does Metronidazole work?

The treatment focusses on the bacterial cells responsible for the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and prevents them from producing the chemicals these cells need to stabilise and multiply. Without an ability to spread, the existing cells are more vulnerable to antibodies which will then break them down, eventually killing them off for good.


What other infections can Metronidazole treat?

As well as treating BV, this medicine can also be used to help prevent infections happening after surgery and can be used for tackling infections in other areas of the body where parasites or bacteria are involved such as:

  • Blood infections
  • Brain infections
  • Lung infections
  • Infections in the bones
  • Infections in the pelvic area
  • Infections in the intestines
  • Stomach infections
  • Gum ulcers and other dental infections
  • Infected leg ulcers and pressure sores


How do I take Metronidazole?

Whoever prescribes your medicine will provide instructions to make it clear on how you take this medication. When used to treat bacterial infections in adults, the typical initial dosage is 800mg (two 400mg). After eight hours another 400mg dose is taken with this dosage repeated every eight hours. If a child is being treated for a bacterial infection, your doctor will work out how much of this medication they should be given based on their weight.

If you are an adult using this medicine to prevent infections after surgery, you should begin taking these tablets 24 hours prior to your operation. The typical dosage is 400mg every eight hours. If your child is due surgery, they should start taking this medication between 1 and 2 hours before the operation. Your GP will work out the right dosage based on their weight.

Avoid consuming alcohol while you’re taking Metronidazole and in the 48 hours after finishing the course.


What if I take too much Metronidazole?

If you take a larger dose than you were meant to, contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department straightaway. If possible, take the tablets as well as the box and leaflet for this medication with you.


What if I forget to take my medicine?

If you forget about a dose of this medicine, then take it as soon as you remember unless your next scheduled dose is almost due. Continue taking the following doses as normal but never take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one.


What are the side effects of Metronidazole?

As with all medicines, side effects can occur but they are a rarity. It’s always best to speak to your healthcare practitioner, doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you do experience side effects. You should stop taking this medication immediately and visit your doctor or go to a hospital if you experience any of the following while taking Metronidazole:

  • Swelling in the lips or throat that may be causing difficulty with swallowing or breathing. Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or face
  • A skin rash with peeling, blistering, or bleeding of the skin around the mouth, lips, eyes, nose or genitals
  • Urticaria (nettle rash) or an itchy, lumpy rash (hives)
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Pancreatitis (severe stomach pain which may reach through to your back)
  • Unexpected infections with symptoms such as bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, bruising or extreme tiredness (potentially caused by a blood complication)


Can I take Metronidazole?

Before you begin taking this medication, you should speak to your pharmacist or GP if any of the following apply:

  • You have pre-existing disease that affects the nervous system
  • Kidney dialysis
  • You currently have or have previously had a liver problem
  • You are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breast-feeding


Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines you are currently taking or have recently taken, as some may affect the effectiveness of Metronidazole or vice versa. You should highlight these medicines in particular:

  • Anti-coagulants or blood thinning agents such as warfarin
  • Lithium (for a mental illness)
  • Epilepsy medicines such as phenobarbitone, primidone, phenytoin,
  • Busulfan (for leukaemia)
  • Ciclosporin (in order to prevent organ rejection)
  • 5 fluorouracil (for cancer)
  • Disulfiram (for alcoholism)


Where can I buy Metronidazole?

You can buy metronidazole online safely through MedsRUs. Metronidazole is a prescription-only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. However, if you do not want to go to the hassle of arranging an appointment with your doctor for a face to face consultation, you can arrange an online consultation with MedsRUs to get a prescription for metronidazole with just a click of a button.

During this quick and easy process, you simply need to fill in our medical questionnaire so our certified prescribers can check to see if this medication is right for you. Once you have filled in the questionnaire and the prescribers have confirmed it is suitable for you, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

The process is completely confidential and discreet, takes just minutes and you can order the medication you need without even having to leave your home. Get started now by clicking the ‘Start consultation’ button at the top of this page.